Improperly Loaded Cargo Truck Accidents

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Trucking companies are focused on making as much profit as possible, which is why some of them overload their trucks and have their drivers work long hours without taking breaks. Besides overloading their trucks with cargo, many also improperly load the cargo, which is extremely dangerous. When cargo is improperly loaded onto a truck, all it takes is a slight shift in order for it to cause a serious truck accident. Following a truck accident, there are many different parties involved including the trucking company, their insurance company, you and your family and your insurance company.

Over my 40 years of experience, my firm has collected over $65 million for injured clients, and I have a long list of case victories to show for it.

In order to protect yourself after a truck accident, it is important to remember that the trucking company and their insurance carrier are only looking out for their own best interests. At my firm, the Law Offices of Joel Parker, we always practice with the client's best interests at heart.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you should consult with a San Fernando Valley personal injury lawyer from my firm.

Examples of Improperly Loaded Cargo

Since properly loading truck cargo is of such importance, there are regulations and handbooks published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Truck drivers are responsible for properly loading cargo, which is why it is so vital that they are properly trained on how to load and unload the truck. A reasonable and knowledgeable truck driver should be able to recognize when cargo is improperly loaded. Some examples of what not to do, include:

  • Unevenly disturbing the weight
  • Having the weight distributed in a way that causes a high center of gravity
  • Having an overloaded or under loaded truck
  • Improperly bracing and securing the cargo
  • Improperly tying down the cargo with tiedowns that cannot hold the weight
  • Protecting the edge of the cargo so that it does not cut the tiedowns
  • Failing to properly cover the cargo
  • Failing to have header boards around the cargo to stop any spilling
  • Failing to separate small livestock loads with false bulkheads

When truck drivers fail to notice these types of mistakes, the chances of getting into a truck accident are much higher. When cargo is improperly loaded, it is much easier for it to shift around or even break lose. If you believe that improperly loaded cargo was the direct cause of the accident, you may be able to file a claim against the trucking company so that they can compensate you for your injuries and any other damages.

Recovering Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries due to improperly loaded cargo, my firm can help you collect restitution for the damage. When you file a claim, you may be reimbursed for your medical bills, physical therapy costs, hospitalization expenses, loss of earnings as well as for your pain and suffering. My firm has been practicing personal injury law for 40 years and I will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.

I have assisted thousands of clients in recovering a fair settlements and I will work to maximize your injury settlement as well. When it comes to personal injury cases, my firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that clients don't have to pay unless I win their case.

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