Martin Jean & Jackson can help you explore your legal options after you were hurt in a truck accident caused by unsecured cargo. Finding out who is liable for your injuries and what your claim is worth can be difficult. With us on your side, though, none of the stress of the situation will land on your shoulders. We’re here to carry your case to the best possible conclusion, whether it be a carefully negotiated settlement or a hard-fought court award.
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Cargo needs to be secured on or in a truck according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. When those regulations are not met, other motorists on the road could be put in serious danger. The main risk is that unsecured cargo can fall out of a trailer or off the back of a flatbed and into traffic behind the truck. Even drivers who are paying close attention to the road around them could be caught by surprise when a loose piece of cargo flies towards and into their vehicle, possibly causing severe injuries.
Another danger of improperly loaded cargo is that it can cause a trailer to become top-heavy. A top-heavy trailer can cause the entire truck to tip onto its side when turning or when struck by a sudden gust of wind. Jackknifing can also become more likely if a truck is poorly loaded.
The parties that might be liable for your unsecured cargo accident are:
After you’re in a truck accident caused by unsecured cargo, get medical attention as soon as possible. When you’ve been seen by a doctor and have a moment, pick up the phone and dial to connect with the Oklahoma unsecured cargo accident attorneys of Martin Jean & Jackson. Using our 100+ years of combined experience with truck accident cases, we can confidently take charge in your case, too.
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