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.
Contact us and request a
free consultation immediately.