Improperly Loaded Big Rigs Can Cause Serious Vehicle Accidents in California

It is impossible to have a little semi-truck collision. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, they are guaranteed to cause damage if they collide with anything else. A truck might be engaged in an accident for a variety of reasons, one of which being poor loading. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident that you feel was caused totally or partially by poorly loaded goods, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.

Who is liable for accidents caused by trucks that are incorrectly loaded?

Determining who is responsible in a truck collision is one of the most difficult aspects of the situation. A vehicle collision often involves only two drivers, whereas truck accidents frequently include many more. This does not always imply that there were more than two vehicles involved, but in the event of an incorrectly loaded truck, many persons were engaged, including the firm that loaded it, the driver who signed off on it, and others.

To decide who was at responsibility, your personal injury attorney will need to carefully evaluate all of the facts of the case. It’s possible that no one behaved in bad faith on intent, but if they didn’t take the necessary safeguards, they may be judged negligent. It is your attorney’s responsibility to make these decisions.

Improperly loaded trucks come in a variety of shapes and sizes

Improper loading of a truck can occur in a variety of ways. To begin with, there are vehicles loaded with cargo that has not been secured. Cargo must be secured using shoring bars, tie downs, or other means that can securely immobilize the cargo, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If some types of goods, such as furniture, timber, or appliances, are not securely secured, they might become roadblocks. This load can also move about within the vehicle, perhaps causing a rollover.

Even if the cargo is fully secured and motionless, it is still imbalanced. If the weight is severely maldistributed, with greater weight on one side than the other, this is a major danger. This can result in the vehicle having a higher center of gravity and/or hefty sidewalls, which increases the likelihood of a rollover.

Finally, a truck might just be overburdened. When a truck’s weight capacity is exceeded, it is significantly more likely to tip over. The more weight on the truck’s tires and brakes, the more stress is placed on them, requiring the vehicle to stop over a longer distance.

It is critical that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been hurt in a truck accident. For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.