State and federal laws, as well as industry standards, specify how cargo is to be secured in and on trucks — on flatbeds or in trailers — to maximize safety on the road. Improper tie-down can cause a load to become unbalanced, leading to swaying of the truck in traffic, despite the drivers good intentions.
Loads hauled in an open truck bed may fly off and into the path of oncoming vehicles — sometimes falling off overpasses and crashing down on top of passing cars. Even cargo such as paper that litters a highway may cause a serious accident. This is even more true of heavier objects, such as concrete pipe sections, I-beams, industrial equipment, pallets or contents of boxes.
Were you injured or was your loved one killed as a result of loose cargo which flew off a truck or threw a cargo trailer off kilter? Call or e-mail the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a loose cargo trucking accident attorney. We are prepared to go to work immediately to determine the truth about the causes of the trucking accident that injured you or took the life of a family member in San Jose or anywhere in northern California.
It is important to begin the investigation as soon as possible, during the time period when the truckers log is still available. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a San Jose truck accident lawyer serving the San Francisco Bay area. We are prepared to advise and assist you if you were injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident. Call 408-293-7777 for an appointment at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III.