Whether a semi truck is hauling mining equipment, steel, wood or other heavy items, it should be secured so that it cannot fall from the vehicle. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of the truck driver, trucking company or others involved in the loading process can result in loads not being properly secured. When these loads eventually break loose, they can cause serious accidents and catastrophic injuries.
At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, our lawyers are well-versed in complex truck accident claims of all kinds. If you have been harmed in an unsecured load accident or suffered injuries due to any other type of 18-wheeler accident, let us put our many decades of combined experience to work for you. We are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of those who have been hurt by someone else's negligence and to helping them recover the maximum compensation available.
Causes Of Unsecured Loads And Semi-Truck Accidents
Many times, unsecured load accidents are the result of a trucker or trucking company's negligence, including a failure to:
- Use appropriate tie-downs, straps and other methods of securing cargo
- Make sure cargo is balanced before tying it down
- Ensure that the trailer is not overloaded or used to haul a type of cargo that it is not designed to carry
- Avoid using defective straps and tie-downs
- Check that the load is adequately secured during all stages of transport
- Close or fully latch semi truck doors
Whether these or other negligent actions or inaction led to a load being unsecured, those hurt in truck accidents caused by these loads need to get an attorney on their side as soon as possible.
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Get a free consultation and see how our team can help you if you were injured in a trucking accident caused by an unsecured load. Call us at 304-881-0637 or reach out to us online. We maintain offices in Charleston, Beckley and Morgantown to better serve injured clients across West Virginia.