Inadequately Secured Truck Cargo

When people act negligently, even the smallest actions can lead to severe accidents and injuries. From driving recklessly during rain or snow to disobeying traffic laws, even something as simple as hauling a load of furniture across town could cause an accident if the driver does not take the appropriate precautions. When hauling cargo in pickup trucks or 18-wheelers, drivers or trucking companies have to tie down their loads adequately so that objects do not fall out while driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of cargo that fell off of or out of a truck, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. To speak with a qualified legal representative, contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 and schedule a free consultation.

Avoiding Accidents

While truck drivers and trucking companies bear the majority of the responsibility for making sure that cargo is properly tied and secured, other motorists can protect themselves in some degree by exercising additional caution around these vehicles. Even if truck drivers strap down all cargo with working straps there is always a chance of an accident. To avoid running into falling cargo, follow these guidelines:

  • Never drive too closely behind these loaded down vehicles.
  • If possible, try to go around these trucks so that you will not be in the way of falling objects
  • Do not cut these trucks off when going around them, or you may prompt further spillage

Contact Us

Unfortunately, despite your best efforts to drive safely, you may still have been the victim of an accident resulting from improperly secured truck cargo. Let us help you to better understand your legal rights and to secure the financial compensation that you need. Contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 800-242-2874 today.

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