A commercial trucking accidents lawyer can pursue your case against unsecured loads

A qualified trucking accidents lawyer from Feagans Law Group, will help you pursue your claim when loads are not properly secured on a truck bed.

A study conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) concluded that, over a four-year period, debris that had fallen from commercial truck loads caused more than 200,000 commercial trucking accidents. Two-thirds of these truck accidents were the result of truck cargo not being properly tied down. These crashes resulted in more than 500 deaths and about 39,000 personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury from an unsecured load, our trucking accidents lawyer are experienced and are here to help. 

Common characteristics of these unsecured load accidents included the following:

– 37% of all deaths involved drivers swerving to avoid fallen debris on the roadway

– More than 1/3 of the accidents occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

– The majority of the accidents occurred on interstate highways

– About 2/3rds of the accidents resulted from items falling from commercial trucks because of improper maintenance or negligence in securing cargo

Our trucking accidents lawyer will help you pursue justice for any damage or injury that was caused

Given the high speeds on interstates and highways, the size of commercial trucks and the distractions faced by many drivers, it is no surprise that a commercial truck with unsecured cargo can lead to a catastrophic accident with severe and deadly injuries. 

Even though government regulations control the loading, stacking, balancing and securing of freight – truck drivers, trucking companies and cargo companies continue to fail to properly secure freight due to carelessness and recklessness.  Common causes of unsecured load accidents include:

  • Improperly loaded equipment 
  • Road hazards
  • Inadequate tie downs
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Overweight loads
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Wide loads
  • Evasive or dangerous maneuvers

Truck drivers, trucking companies, cargo handlers, shipping companies and manufacturers are included in those most often responsible – and liable – for unsecured load accidents.  Like many commercial trucking accidents, it is critical to thoroughly investigate unsecured load accidents in a timely manner to identify all possible defendants and secure all available evidence before it is lost, misplaced or destroyed.  

If you or a family member has been injured in a commercial trucking accident, the attorneys at the Feagans Law Group would be honored to fight for you.  Please consider allowing the Feagans Law Group to Guide Your Path to Justice.