Load Falling Off Trailer
Improperly Loaded Trucks Can Injure Truckers And Other Drivers
Semi-trucks carry massive loads, and there are regulations governing how they must be secured and fastened in order to make sure they stay safely on the truck. Different types of accidents that arise from improper loading include a workplace injury involving the people who load and unload the trucks, and a highway accident that can occur if a load falls off the trailer of the truck.
If you’ve been injured as the result of a trucking load being insecurely fastened, our law firm has the experience and resources to fight for fair and adequate compensation for your injuries. For a free initial consultation, contact Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., today.
Roadway Trucking Accidents
If you were injured while driving when a load fell off of a tractor-trailer, our law firm can aggressively represent you in court. Our team of 11 attorneys and three investigators has extensive experience handling all manner of motor vehicle injuries. We begin investigating each case right away, reconstructing the accident so that no piece of evidence is lost in our pursuit of compensation for you.
What Are The General Requirements For Securing Articles Of Cargo?
- Cargo must be firmly immobilized or secured on or within a vehicle by structures of adequate strength, dunnage or dunnage bags, shoring bars, tiedowns or a combination of these. (C.F.R. 393.106)
- Articles of cargo that are likely to roll must be restrained by chocks, wedges, a cradle or other equivalent means to prevent rolling. The means of preventing rolling must not be capable of becoming unintentionally unfastened or loose while the vehicle is in transit. (C.F.R. 393.106)
If you have been injured at work, then you may be entitled at least to basic workers’ compensation benefits. However, if your injuries were caused in part by someone other than your employer, you may be entitled to additional recovery from that third party.
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