According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, nearly 80,000 injury-related truck accidents occur every year. While driver error on both the part of truck drivers and other automobile drivers is often a contributing factor, one of the less obvious causes of truck accidents is the improper loading and securing of cargo. When cargo is improperly secured or weight is not distributed evenly, serious accidents can occur while a truck is traveling at high speeds on a busy highway.
If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by a driver’s failure to properly load his or her truck, the Wausau improper securing cargo attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. We are committed to helping victims of truck accidents get the compensation they deserve. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.
Truck loaders are trained to load items into 18-wheelers so that the truck can maintain a stable balance while driving down the road. When faulty cargo straps go unnoticed, cargo is stacked too high, or the truck is overloaded, there is potential for an accident. Some of the outcomes of improperly secured cargo include:
The failure of the responsible parties to safely load a truck is dangerous and should not go without a decisive response.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® our Wausau improper loading attorneys believe that when individuals are hurt because of someone else’s negligence, they have the right to demand compensation for their injuries. If you have been hurt in a truck accident which would have been prevented by more cautious securing of cargo, our experienced and skilled attorneys can help. Contact us by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your potential case.