Improperly tied down and unsecured loads on big rigs can break away, fall, and injure motorists. Failure to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations constitutes negligence and may be the basis for personal injury liability.
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What’s the problem?
Due to the fact that many times the cargo inside tractor trailers is not secured properly before a truck leaves the terminal, truck drivers lose control of their rigs when cargo shifts or falls. Improperly tied down logs and stacked building products can fall off big rig trailers, striking nearby vehicles and injuring their occupants. Improperly tied down front end loaders, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment under transport can break away, fall, and injure innocent motorists nearby.
The trucking accident lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP are familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which prescribe how a large truck’s load must be contained, immobilized, and secured in order to maintain the truck’s stability and maneuverability. Our lawyers understand these regulations prohibit a trucking company and its drivers from operating a large truck unless the vehicle’s cargo is properly distributed and secured. A tractor trailer’s failure to comply with these regulations may constitute negligence and serve as the legal basis for a personal injury or product liability.
Do I Have a Big Rig Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in trucking accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new 18 wheeler injury accident cases in all 50 states.