Cargo Loading Negligence in Truck Accidents
Even when truckers are driving safely, they may unknowingly carry a dangerous load. When freight handlers are negligent in stacking cargo or strapping it down, it can injure innocent people if the load shifts suddenly or unsecured materials fall from the truck.
Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., has the experience and resources to identify the liable parties for truck accident injuries stemming from improperly loaded freight. We can handle cargo-related accidents involving 18-wheelers, flatbed trucks, delivery trucks, construction vehicles and other commercial vehicles.
Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys take cases in surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas. Call today at 816-421-6868 for a free consultation and aggressive representation.
Missouri Unbalanced Load Attorney
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues rules for securing cargo on trucks and trailers. The regulations are specific about methods and mechanisms for stacking, balancing and tying down freight, and even more restrictive for transporting hazardous materials.
In the aftermath of a truck crash, our attorneys and their hired experts are skilled at identifying how improperly loaded freight directly or indirectly caused our clients' injuries:
- Shifting freight causes the truck to veer, tip or jackknife
- Unbalanced loads prevent the driver from steering out of a crash
- Boxes, pipes, ladders, tarps and other objects fall off the truck, striking cars behind or causing them to veer and collide with other vehicles
- In a collision, freight comes loose and hits the other vehicle
- Poorly secured hazardous cargo creates a fire or toxic exposure
Seasoned attorneys Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland excel at establishing negligence and, just as importantly, maximizing compensation through negotiation or at trial. We emphasize the future impact of the serious and major injuries common in trucking accidents.
Kansas City Lawyers for an Improperly Loaded Freight Accident
We are committed to acquiring full value for your claim for an accident that wasn't your fault. Contact us for a free consultation, including visits to you home or hospital.