Accidents Caused By Unsecured And Excessive Truck Loads
When a truck accident occurs, unsecured cargo, excessive cargo or unbalanced cargo may be to blame. Though the truck driver is responsible for controlling the truck on the road, the company and/or people that were responsible for properly loading the truck and securing the cargo may be at fault for the injuries that resulted from a truck accident.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, turn to Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP. We have extensive experience with unsecured truck loads and other truck accident matters, having handled these cases for more than 60 years. We are dedicated advocates for our clients, taking action against any and all negligent parties that may have contributed to the accident that caused their injuries. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, contact an attorney at our firm today.
Injuries Due To Unsecured Cargo
When a semitruck’s cargo is not properly secured, it can spill out onto the road, causing a deadly hazard for other drivers. The cargo that spills may be extremely difficult to avoid, resulting in multiple vehicles hitting the materials. Unfortunately, the situation can be even more dangerous if the cargo that is spilled is a hazardous material, such as gasoline.
Accidents Caused By Excessive Cargo
When tractor-trailers are overloaded, the truck driver may have an extremely difficult time controlling the truck. Even though drivers are specially trained, overweight trucks, while illegal, can result in the driver losing control and colliding with other vehicles on the road.
Unbalanced Cargo Issues
Unbalanced cargo can cause an 18-wheeler truck to be unstable. This can lead to semitruck rollovers and truck jackknifes, both of which are dangerous situations for other drivers. If weather conditions are not ideal, traffic is dense or the drivers just do not have enough time to react, deadly accidents and multi-car pile-ups can occur.