If you are traveling behind a large truck, how are you supposed to know if the cargo has been properly loaded? Sometimes it is obvious, as rocks and other debris fall out of the flat bed, or the tarp covering the load comes undone. It is harder to recognize when a load has shifted, which can be deadly.
Trucking companies have the obligation to follow both California and federal guidelines when it comes to truck weight and how the truck is loaded. Unfortunately, rules are sometimes broken, leading to serious truck accidents. When cargo is not loaded properly, the following can occur:
- Pipes fall onto the road or freeway
- Debris falls from the back of the truck
- Load is shifted
- Gas leak
- Chemical spill
At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we have extensive experience in truck accident cases. We have the knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the crash to determine if the truck was improperly loaded or if another reason led to the accident. Our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys know how to interview witnesses, truckers and workers who loaded the cargo, to get the information needed to build a strong case.
If you have been injured in a Southern California truck accident, you should contact our office immediately for a free consultation. We will be able to review your case to determine if you have a claim. Contact us today at 1-800-350-8888.