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An improperly secured or overloaded cargo truck accident lawyer can help.

Improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accidents can cause serious injuries or even fatalities. These accidents are often preventable and may be the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, cargo loading company, or cargo owner, among other parties.

If you have been injured in an overloaded or improperly secured cargo truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options for maximum financial compensation.

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  • Overloading the truck with cargo beyond its weight limit. This can create an imbalance that causes the trucker to lose control, sending the truck into a rollover, jackknife, or off-road accident.
  • Failing to properly secure cargo with straps, chains, or other restraints. Cargo that is not properly secured can fall off the truck and cause an accident. 
  • Failing to distribute cargo properly within the truck. Cargo that is not properly loaded can shift during transport and cause the trucker to lose control.
  • Failing to train drivers and loading personnel on proper loading and securing techniques.

The first step to collecting damages is determining fault and liability after an improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident can be complex. An experienced truck accident attorney can conduct a thorough investigation is necessary to determine the cause of the accident and identify the at-fault parties.

To get compensation, typically a claim or lawsuit must be filed. Depending on circumstances, the liable party may be the truck driver, trucking company, or cargo loading company and their insurance providers. 

A skilled truck accident lawyer can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.

Compensation for an overloaded or improperly secured cargo truck accident can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. In general, the worse the injury sustained in a truck accident, the higher the compensation that victims can expect to receive. This is because severe injuries can have a significant impact on a victim's quality of life, as well as their ability to work and perform other daily activities. Common injuries include:

  • Head and brain injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures.
  • Neck injuries, whiplash.
  • Back injuries, sprains, strains, herniated discs.
  • Spinal cord injuries, partial or total paralysis.
  • Broken bones in the arms, legs, and ribs.
  • Soft tissue injuries, bruises, cuts, lacerations.
  • Internal injuries, organ damage or bleeding.
  • Severe burns.
  •  Amputations or disfigurement.

Winning an overloaded or improperly secured cargo truck accident claim or lawsuit requires a thorough investigation of the accident and a strong legal strategy. An experienced attorney can help in many ways, including: 

  • Explaining legal rights and options.
  • Investigating the accident and gathering evidence.
  • Negotiating aggressively with the insurance companies.
  • Filing a lawsuit.

Truck accidents are complex. They are complicated by federal industry regulations and the involvement of multiple potentially liable – and often out-of-state – parties. That’s why it is essential to work with an experienced attorney with a winning track record of overloaded-truck and improperly secured cargo truck accident cases.

Don't wait to take action. The statute of limitations for truck accidents is often short, so it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation. This conversation can give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your legal options. 

Remember, you don't have to pay an attorney upfront. Most attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. 

If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by improperly loaded or secured cargo, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. They can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney in your state to schedule a free consultation today.

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