New Haven Improperly Loaded and Secured Cargo Truck Accident Attorneys
Being involved in a commercial truck accident can have devastating results. One serious potential hazard that commercial trucks pose is the risk that the cargo they are carrying has been improperly loaded or is not secured correctly.
This means that as the tractor-trailer is being driven, the cargo it is carrying can shift and fall off or cause the tractor-trailer to overturn. If this happens, all the vehicles around the tractor-trailer can suffer heavy damage and the occupants of those vehicles can be seriously injured or killed.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of an improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident in the New Haven area, you need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to hold the negligent parties – the truck driver, the trucking company, and/or the cargo loaders – responsible for their actions and to secure fair compensation that the suffering their actions have caused you.
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to ensure that their cargo has been properly loaded and secured before the tractor-trailer truck gets on the road. Failing to uphold this duty puts other drivers and their passengers at risk of serious injury or death.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have the legal expertise you need to pursue compensation after an improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident. With over thirty years of experience fighting for our injured clients, we are committed to working diligently on your behalf to give you real results.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident that happened because of improperly loaded or secured cargo, call Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today at (203) 397-1283 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We are ready to discuss your case and help you get the justice you deserve.
Why Hire A Lawyer for Your Improperly Loaded or Secured Cargo Truck Accident?
When you are dealing with severe injuries or the death of a loved one, significant property damage, lost income from not being able to work, and trauma from a cargo-related trucking accident, the idea of trying to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties may be overwhelming.
However, pursuing compensation for the losses you’ve sustained in the can be an extremely important part of your recovery process. Without compensation, the financial, physical, emotional, and mental burden of your accident may be too difficult to bear.
When you retain experienced improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident attorneys, they can pursue the compensation you deserve and let you focus on recovery. They will know how to gather evidence, create an ironclad case, negotiate fair settlements with insurance companies, and fight in court if insurance negotiations fail.
Knowledgeable improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident attorneys also understand the technicalities of personal injury law and liabilities for negligence and they have a vast array of resources at their disposal, so they will work hard to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers?
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are committed to providing each of our clients with world-class, personalized legal help. We working closely with our clients in order to maximize the amount of compensation they receive.
For example, we have developed a detailed case management system that makes sure each client is getting the medical attention they need. In addition, we help our clients keep detailed records of their medical history and how their improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident has impacted their lives and health.
Our firm also has a proven track record of success that shows our dedication to our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients over our years of practice, including recovering $715,000 for a man who sustained shoulder injuries in a truck accident. Our testimonials and reviews also speak to our success, professionalism, and client-focused practice.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers we offer representation on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay us only when we win the compensation you deserve. This ensures that you will receive excellent legal representation in your improperly loaded or secured truck accident case without having the additional worry of paying expensive legal fees. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers does this so you can focus on your recovery with the confidence that every legal avenue is being employed to get justice for you.
Contact us today at (203) 397-1283 for a free and confidential evaluation of your case. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, then we will come to you, whether that’s in the hospital or at your home.
Improperly Loaded or Secured Cargo Truck Accident Cases We Handle
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the commercial trucking industry to prevent or minimize truck injuries and fatalities. Under FMCSA regulations, truck drivers have legal duties they must follow to ensure their safety and the safety of other drivers.
The FMCSA, recognizing the potential danger of commercial trucks with improperly loaded or secured cargo, has specifically established standards that must be met to prevent cargo on commercial trucks from falling, leaking, spilling, or shifting.
Cargo that falls, leaks, and spills from a commercial truck can cause the truck to become unbalanced so that the truck driver loses control, potentially causing a rollover or crash that imperils other drivers.
The cargo itself can cause other drivers to have serious accidents. If the truck driver, trucking company, and/or cargo loader does not follow FMCSA cargo regulations, they are negligent and they should be held accountable for their actions.
Some of the FMCSA requirements that truck drivers, trucking companies, and cargo loaders must meet when they are loading and securing cargo on commercial trucks include:
- Cargo must be adequately immobilized so that it is not allowed to roll, shift, or become loose during transit
- Cargo must be secured by systems that have an aggregate working load limit that is at least one half the weight of the article or articles being secured
- A minimum number of tie-downs must be used
The FMCSA further defines very specific rules and regulations different types of cargo including, logs, lumber, concrete pipes, other building materials, paper rolls, automobiles, trucks, heavy equipment, boulders, and more.
When truck drivers, trucking companies, and/or cargo loaders are in violation of these rules or are otherwise negligent, and they cause an accident, they should be held liable. You or a loved one has been injured or killed and you’ve suffered many other losses in addition to these. The negligent parties should be forced to compensate you fairly for everything.
Depending on the specifics of your case, the truck driver, trucking company, cargo loading company, truck mechanic, or others may be held responsible for your accident. While pursuing damages, it is important to determine who is liable for your injuries.
While it’s normal to assume that the truck driver was at fault for the accident, this may not be the case, especially in accidents caused by improperly loaded cargo. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate every detail of your accident to determine all the parties who were negligent and who should be held accountable for your improperly loaded or secured load truck accident.
We will gather the evidence from the scene of the accident including photos, police reports, security or traffic footage, and more. We will also gather all the information about injuries or fatalities in the accident.
You need to keep detailed records of your injuries. As soon as possible after the accident, seek medical attention. Have someone take pictures of your injuries. Keep detailed records of your medical treatment, including emergency room treatment, hospital admissions, rehabilitation, and home health care required after your accident.
If your loved one died in the improperly loaded and secured load truck accident, keep detailed records of all medical treatment before they died and funeral expenses after they died. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers we are prepared to take on your wrongful death case to help you through an incredibly trying time.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will pull all the evidence together and build the strongest possible case for your compensation.
Before going to court, our attorneys often seek fair compensation through settlement negotiations with the insurance companies involved. This is favorable because the outcome can be more predictable, quicker, and less stressful for our clients. While roughly two-thirds of personal injury cases can be resolved outside of court, if a fair settlement can’t be negotiated, we will go to court and fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Contact Us Now
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident that involved cargo being improperly loaded or secured, call Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers now at (203) 397-1283.
While no amount of money can recover all that you have suffered and lost in an improperly loaded or secured cargo truck accident, our experienced and compassionate legal team will work diligently for you to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
The knowledgeable team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers offers you a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your case. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to you.
Contact us today at (203) 397-1283 so we can help you get on the road to recovery.