Truck accidents involving big rigs weighing thousands of pounds create devastating accidents where passengers in smaller vehicles stand the risk of serious injury, if not death. If you add into the mix an unsecured load on the truck, the accident becomes one that puts even more lives in jeopardy.
When a truck’s cargo is not properly secured, it can easily fall from a truck moving down the highway. The falling items can slam into other vehicles or scatter across the roadway, creating debris that could cause other vehicles to veer off the pavement or even flip end-over-end. Multiple vehicles could become involved in a chain-reaction collision with no possibility of avoiding the sudden roadblock caused by cargo strewn across the highway.
Improperly loaded cargo on a semi-truck also affects the balance of the vehicle. This could result in a rollover accident where the massive moving machine may fall onto and crush any vehicles traveling in the same vicinity. If cargo shifts even slightly during travel, a truck driver could lose control and careen into oncoming traffic.
If you or a family member have been involved in a collision caused by unsecured cargo being carried by a tractor-trailer truck, make a call today to the legal professionals at The Eichholz Law Firm where you can speak to an experienced truck accident lawyer about your legal options.