Virginia Improperly Loaded Cargo Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a truck accident due to improperly loaded cargo, you may be eligible for compensation. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a legal responsibility to load cargo in a safe and secure way. When they fail in this responsibility and thereby cause an accident, they should be held accountable for their negligence.
The experienced truck accident lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO are prepared to help you through this difficult time. We have recovered fair compensation for many clients hurt in devastating truck accidents in Virginia. We will fight for you in the same way so you can secure compensation and move towards recovery.
Do not hesitate to seek the help you need. To speak with one of our attorneys in a free, confidential consultation, call (703) 538-1138 now.
Do I Need an Improperly Loaded Cargo Truck Accident Lawyer?
Truck accidents caused by improperly loaded cargo can result in severe injuries and property damage. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you may find yourself facing a stack of costly bills – bills inflicted upon you by someone else’s negligence; bills that you should not have to pay.
Unfortunately, negligent trucking companies are not likely to jump to pay these expenses. Because improper cargo-loading is not always plainly obvious to witnesses of an accident, truck drivers and their employers often try to deny their negligence. Without a skilled investigation of the accident, they may very well succeed in shrugging off the blame along with any financial responsibility.
An experienced truck accident lawyer can properly analyze your case so that you recover the compensation you deserve. In addition to providing a thorough investigation of the accident, a lawyer will have the deep understanding of cargo-loading rules and regulations that will be necessary to stand up to a powerful trucking company and secure fair compensation.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
CHASENBOSCOLO has provided skilled and compassionate representation to injured clients in Virginia since 1986. We are proud of our results – which total more than $750 million recovered in compensation for past clients – but we are just as proud of the empathetic approach that we use in every case. When you reach out to us for help, know that you will be treated as a neighbor and a friend.
Our attorneys have handled numerous truck accident cases with impressive results, including one recent case which ended in a $675,000 settlement for our injured client. We are prepared to handle your case just as aggressively to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for the damages you’ve incurred.
Furthermore, when you work with us, you won’t have to shoulder an additional financial burden during this stressful time. We offer the No Fee Guarantee to all clients, which promises that you won’t pay us a dime unless we secure compensation for your accident.
Types of Improperly Loaded Cargo Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Improperly loaded cargo can result in a few types of accidents, which can be devastating for other drivers on the road. Our attorneys know how to recognize these accidents for what they are and are prepared to handle all sorts of cargo-loading cases so our clients can focus on healing.
Here are some common types of improper cargo-loading cases that we handle for clients:
Rollover truck accidents: Because they are top-heavy, trucks are inherently susceptible to rollover accidents. When a truck has been improperly loaded, the shifting cargo makes the truck even more unstable and puts it at a higher risk of tipping over. This is why trucking companies are subject to loading regulations that are meant to bolster trucks’ stability. If a truck driver or trucking company has disregarded these rules and subsequently caused you harm in a rollover accident, the negligent party should be held accountable.
Jackknife truck accidents: Improper cargo-loading also increases the risk of a truck jackknifing across the road or highway. If cargo becomes loose and slides from one side of the trailer to the other, the sudden shift in weight can easily cause the truck to sweep wildly across lanes. The jackknifing truck might slam into other cars, bikers, or anything else that is in its way. These accidents can cause extreme property damage and injuries, and negligent drivers and trucking companies should answer for the poor cargo-loading that leads to them.
Cargo spills: In some cases, poorly loaded cargo can spill out of a truck’s end or off the sides of an open trailer and create a hazard for other cars on the road. Falling cargo that has broken free of the trailer may hit vehicles behind the truck, resulting in injury or death. Even if the cargo doesn’t immediately hit another car, it may force drivers to swerve to avoid it, which could cause a disastrous multi-vehicle accident.
Furthermore, some cargo spills may involve hazardous materials, such as explosives or flammable liquids that pose a serious threat to passenger vehicles. Whatever the cargo is, negligent parties can and should be held accountable for the damage it causes.
Who Is Responsible for Improperly Loaded Cargo?
After suffering injury due to improperly loaded truck cargo, it is only natural to want to know who is at fault for the accident. Besides wondering what and who caused the accident for the sake of personal closure, it is critical to determine fault so you can recover compensation.
In a truck accident involving negligent cargo-loading, there are multiple parties who could be found responsible. Anyone who has had a hand in loading the cargo or who is generally responsible for ensuring cargo security might be held liable for the accident. These parties include:
- The truck driver: In addition to taking the wheel, it is often part of a truck driver’s job to safely load cargo into the trailer. If cargo is improperly loaded and then causes an accident, the driver may be held responsible.
- The trucking company: Trucking companies also hold a significant share of responsibility when it comes to cargo safety. These companies are required by law to implement safe cargo-loading policies, and must properly supervise their employees who load the trucks. If they fail to do so, they may be held accountable for any accidents that result.
- Cargo handlers: Some accidents involve third-party cargo handlers – such as warehouse employees – who improperly load a truck at a starting or midway destination. In these cases, fault for the accident may be fully or partially traced back to these cargo handlers.
Contact A Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been hurt in an improper cargo-loading truck accident in Virginia, it is important to reach out to a lawyer for help. The sooner you get in touch with an experienced truck accident lawyer, the better your chances will be of securing fair compensation.
You do not have to face this challenging period alone; our lawyers are ready to help you. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call (703) 538-1138 now.