Unsecured Cargo Truck Accidents – Your Legal Rights
Trucks ply our highways every day, from morning to night, transporting precious cargo within states, and even between states over long distances. Trucks carry different types of cargo such as foodstuff, industrial tools and equipment, construction material, containers, furniture, other vehicles and so much more. To this end, cargo must be firmly secured at all times in order to avoid catastrophic accidents where the cargo slips off the truck’s bed, crashing into traffic on either side of the truck, or behind it. These kinds of accidents are almost unsurvivable depending on the nature of the cargo, so trucking companies must take extreme care to make sure cargo is firmly in place and has not opportunity to come loose for the duration of the journey.
Are you looking for an unsecured cargo injuries attorney? If you were the victim of an accident and subsequent injuries caused by unsecured cargo, please reach out to us at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about how we can help you seek compensation and justice. McCready Law has recovered over $30 million in just under two decades for our past clients, and we are timely, efficient and passionate about protecting the rights of injured individuals across the country. If you’d like to speak with an unsecured cargo injuries attorney FOR FREE, please contact us at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options. We take on all case on contingency basis, which means that you won’t be charged a cent until we recover money damages on your behalf.
Here are some of the risks associated with unsecured cargo on trucks:
- They make trucks that much harder to maneuver
- Loose cargo may come off the truck bed and collide with traffic
- The truck is more likely to be involved in a rollover accident
- The truck may be harder to control moments before an accident.
Here are some of the unsecured cargo that are involved in truck accidents:
- Scrap metal
- Landscaping tools
- Electronic appliances
Injuries Caused By Unsecured Cargo on Trucks
It is important to note that these accidents usually involve objects moving at a high velocity, coming into traffic. It’s not uncommon for these objects to completely crush a vehicle, cause it to go off its lane and into other traffic or oncoming traffic, cause a pileup and so on. The injuries tend to be severe, and many individuals end up sustaining traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns and internal organ injuries. Because of the nature of these injuries, it is important to hold negligent parties accountable by way of a civil suit known as a personal injury claim. You may be able to name numerous parties as liable in your claim, from the driver, to the trucking company, and even the truck manufacturer if it is discovered that a mechanical defect was what caused the cargo to come loose.
Truck Accident Attorney Settlements – Call Us Today!
Truck accidents of this nature typically attract settlements that range between $300,000 and $500,000 due to the higher than average insurance coverage that trucking companies are legally obligated to take out. Need to speak to an unsecured cargo injury lawyer? Please contact us at (773) 825-3547 for your 100% FREE legal consultation. We look forward to helping you.