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Improperly Loaded Cargo & Overloaded Trucks

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Trucking companies are responsible for complying with state and federal regulations governing the weight of a truck, the materials transported, and how a flatbed should be properly loaded. Improperly loaded cargo, load shifts, or an overloaded vehicle can result in overturned trucks, falling debris, and transported goods falling onto the highway.

At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our San Antonio truck accident lawyers work with accident investigators, trucking consultants, and shipping experts in cases involving cargo overloads and cargo shifts that lead to serious accidents. In cases involving covering tarps and straps used to cover loose debris or pipes, we work to expose improperly secured coverings and material failures that result in cargo hitting cars or falling onto the highway. We interview eyewitnesses, truck drivers, and those responsible for loading trucks to determine what happened and why.

If you've been in a serious accident due to debris falling onto the road from an improperly loaded truck, contact us at (210) 774-6445 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

How Improperly Loaded & Overloaded Trucks Cause Accidents

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery represents people injured in truck accidents due to the following:

  • Pipes falling onto the highway
  • Blowing pebbles, chat, or stone from an improperly covered truck
  • Improperly secured tarp coverings
  • Cement pouring trough coming loose on cement mixer truck
  • Chemical spill or gas leak due to improperly secured tanker
  • Cargo overload
  • Load shift
  • Overturned trucks

Determining Who Is at Fault in Cargo Overload Accidents

In today's global economy, one company may own a truck, another company may employ its driver, and a third loads its cargo. In truck accidents involving overloaded cargo or cargo shifts, there may be as many as two or three companies potentially liable. When our attorneys investigate cargo-related truck accidents, we assess a number of contributing factors in order to help ensure our client receives compensation proportional to his or her injuries.

Since truck accidents often involve head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and fatalities, we're particularly attentive to determining who is liable for our client's injuries. While goods may have been improperly loaded at a manufacturer, a truck driver bears some responsibility for inspecting the safety of his or her load. Likewise, while a truck part may be responsible for a load shift, if the cargo was too heavy in the first place, those responsible for overloading the truck may be held liable as well.

Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery Today

Our truck accident attorneys in San Antonio understand what needs to be done when investigating truck accidents caused by cargo overloads and load shifts. Don't assume your accident and injuries couldn't have been prevented—contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

We can be reached at (210) 774-6445 or via our online contact form.

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  • Top 100 Verdicts

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