Improperly Securing Items in Trucks
Trucks hauling cargo on or in a trailer are a common sight on the nation’s roads and highways. This frequent and familiar method of transporting goods can prove to be extremely dangerous if the driver fails to adequately and firmly load the cargo. Improperly securing items on pickup trucks or trailers creates a risk that these objects will fall off of or out of the vehicle, possibly striking motorists in their vicinity.
If you or a loved one has been injured because a driver failed to tie down his or her cargo, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation with a qualified legal representative.
There is no way to fully predict or know when an accident will happen but truck drivers and other motorists alike can take certain actions to decrease the risk of an injury. Truck drivers who are loading cargo should remember the following:
- Use plenty of tie downs to make sure your load doesn’t move
- Only use tie downs or straps that aren’t damaged
- Tie down even heavy items that you do not expect to move
- Load cargo evenly in the truck or trailer
If you are driving near or around loaded trucks, be sure to:
- Never tailgate (follow too closely) behind these vehicles
- Have a plan of action in case you see that objects begin to fall
You may be able to gain compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages caused by a truck driver’s negligent loading and securing of cargo. Contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a passionately committed legal representative.