Improperly Loaded Trucks

We Hold Trucking Companies Liable For Injuries

 

Although commercial trucks are built to haul large or heavy loads, any failure in the cargo securement process can cause deadly accidents. Tractor-trailers are prone to tipping over if a load shifts during transport. An overloaded truck is more difficult to control, especially when traveling at high speeds.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations include weight limits for trucks as well as proper means of securing cargo. We will investigate to determine who is liable for the problem that caused your accident. For example, the cargo shipper is responsible for securing the load, while the driver is responsible for inspecting it.

Improperly secured cargo can cause numerous problems. The weight must be correctly distributed or the truck is at risk for tipping over. Unsecured cargo can cause tractor-trailers to tip over. It can also fall off of flatbed trucks, striking other vehicles or creating road hazards.

Like all trucking accidents, these types of accidents typically cause catastrophic or fatal injuries such as burns, fractures, amputations, brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. We seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may also receive compensation for funeral expenses and the personal loss of a loved one in wrongful death cases.

 

If you have been injured or lost a family member in a truck accident in Ohio, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The lawyers at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault, have considerable experience with these accidents. We protect our clients’ rights, holding the trucking company and its insurance carrier accountable for negligence. Please call 419-843-6663 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an improperly loaded truck accident attorney. We represent injury victims in Ohio and southeast Michigan.