Texas Truck Accidents Caused by Unsecured Cargo

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If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident caused by an unsecured cargo in Texas, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation from the liable parties. At the Law Office of James M. Stanley, we are committed to helping you build an effective and personalized case strategy to protect your rights and best interests. With more than 40 years of legal experience, our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

How Unsecured Cargo Causes Truck Accidents

Although all cargo shifts to some extent while in route during accelerations, stops, or turns, it must be loaded in such a fashion that the weight is distributed evenly to reduce these shifts. Shifting cargo caused by improperly secured loads can result in serious accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Furthermore, the cargo could be overweight, making it much more likely to shift or spill during transport, as well as resulting in braking and maneuvering difficulties.

Common causes of unsecured cargo include:

  • Improper or lack of tie-downs
  • Unstable stacking of the cargo
  • Imbalanced loads which can lead to rollover accidents
  • Cargo falling off the truck
  • Truck driver’s failure to check the load frequently during transport

Ready to Pursue Your Compensation Today

As with many trucking accidents, you may be entitled to sue a variety of people or entities. The loading company could be at fault fi they failed to secure the cargo properly. The trucker may be at fault for failing to ensure the load is safely strapped down. The trucking company may be at fault for encouraging their drivers to take on more cargo than their truck is capable of handling in order to save money. Our Fort Worth personal injury attorney can investigate your case and determine which parties are liable for your accident and injuries.

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  • Catastrophic High Pressure Water Injury Resulting in Ruptured Colon, Infections, Multiple Surgeries Required

    NET TO CLIENT $3,069,546.66

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    NET TO CLIENT $2,491,510.87

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    NET TO CLIENT $1,119,736.98

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    NET TO CLIENT $977,516.95

  • Wrongful Death due to Employer Negligence

    NET TO CLIENT $852,773.73

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    NET TO CLIENT $841,000.00

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    NET TO CLIENT $714,000.00

  • Wrongful Death caused by Employer Negligence

    NET TO CLIENT $728,664.19

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    NET TO CLIENT $584,309.41

  • Wrongful Death caused by Medical Malpractice.

    NET TO CLIENT $443,360.00

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    NET TO CLIENT $461,423.23

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    NET TO CLIENT $584,062.75

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    NET TO CLIENT $532,211.06

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    NET TO CLIENT $499,266.40

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    NET TO CLIENT $465,230.35

  • Wrongful Death caused by Medical Malpractice.

    NET TO CLIENT $359,520.00

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    NET TO CLIENT $303,070.11

  • Wrongful Death of a Child

    NET TO CLIENT $380,345.57

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    NET TO CLIENT$345,526.90

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    NET TO CLIENT $352,813.23

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    NET TO CLIENT $320,706.81

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    NET TO CLIENT $284,156.68

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    NET TO CLIENT $341,061.50


*The amounts reflected are the actual dollar amounts received by clients after deduction of attorney’s fees and expenses.