Improperly Loaded Freight Truck Accident Lawyers in Kansas City
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.
The Kansas City improperly loaded freight attorneys at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. have 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.
Call (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation and aggressive representation.
Unbalanced Loads in Truck Accidents
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 crash, our Kansas City truck accident attorneys and their hired experts are skilled at identifying how improperly loaded freight directly or indirectly caused our clients’ injuries.
It’s possible that the accident was caused by:
- Shifting freight that caused the truck to veer, tip, or jackknife
- Unbalanced loads preventing the driver from steering out of a crash
- Boxes, pipes, ladders, tarps, and other objects falling off the truck, striking cars behind or causing them to veer and collide with other vehicles
- Freight coming loose and hitting the other vehicle
- Poorly secured hazardous cargo creating 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.