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Murrieta Unsecured Cargo Accident Lawyers

Murrieta Unsecured Cargo Truck Accident Lawyers

Attorneys in Riverside County for Crashes Caused Falling or Shifting Loads

Motorists in Southern California understand that they must share the road with large commercial trucks. The trucking industry is a vital part of the American economy, as it is responsible for transporting billions of tons of goods each year. The average tractor-trailer combination can weigh up 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. With such large amounts of weight being carried, it is absolutely imperative for drivers and trucking companies to ensure that a truck's cargo is properly loaded, secured, and balanced. Failure to properly maintain cargo can result in instability, lost loads, and serious accidents.

At the Maineri Law Firm, our experienced attorneys have been helping clients throughout the region since 1998. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by unsecured cargo or a shifting load, we can assist you in recovering full compensation for your injuries.

Accidents Related to Improperly Loaded Cargo

Improperly loaded cargo can contribute to accidents in several ways. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for a load that is not tied down securely or covered adequately to come loose and break apart on the roadway. In more extreme cases, the cargo can actually hit other vehicles as it falls from the truck. Depending on the type of cargo, the damage can be severe and possibly deadly.

Improperly loaded cargo can also cause problems even if it does not break loose. For example, a load that is not well-balanced can make the truck nearly impossible to handle, especially when the everyday dangers of the road arise. A small steering correction with an unbalanced load could cause the truck to roll over or jackknife, potentially leading to serious injuries. Similarly, an overloaded truck—or even a single overloaded axle—makes braking much more difficult for the truck driver.

Riverside County Counsel for Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

While the driver of a large commercial truck is responsible for ensuring that the truck's load is properly secured and balanced, there may be other parties who may share in the liability when an accident occurs. A warehouse crew, for example, may be responsible for loading a particular truck, and the truck may have several stops along its route. At each stop, a different set of workers could be tasked with unloading a portion of the cargo. Finally, if the owner of the truck or the transport company fails to establish or enforce safety protocols regarding the securing of cargo, they may also have some liability.

It can be very difficult to determine which parties may have contributed to an accident caused by improperly secured cargo or lost loads. When you choose the Maineri Law Firm, we will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of your accident. We will review driver logs, delivery records, and any other documents that can help us piece together exactly what happened. From there, we will work to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Call 951-698-4200 Today

The Maineri Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. In doing so, we have helped and continue to help make the streets and highways of California safer for everyone.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by unsecured or falling cargo on any Southern California roadway, contact our office. Call 951-698-4200 to schedule a free consultation today. We represent injured victims in Murrieta, Temecula, Riverside County, and throughout the region.

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