Dealing With The Aftermath Of Overloaded Trucks And Unsecured Loads
The sheer size of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer presents risks when it shares the road with other motor vehicles. That inherent risk is exponentially increased when the loads these vehicles are carrying have not been properly stowed or are in violation of government-mandated weight limits. It is no surprise that overloaded trucks and unsecured loads are one of the leading causes of catastrophic truck accidents in North Carolina and throughout the nation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by unsecured cargo or an overloaded trailer, it is crucial to have an experienced truck accident attorney working on your case. The insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid doing the right thing for you after a truck accident. You need a proven advocate fighting for your rights, including your right to be compensated for the damages you have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.
In North Carolina, you can turn to the fierce personal injury lawyers at Roberts & Harris PC to make sure you aren’t hurt a second time by the insurance companies. We have a proven track record of maximizing compensation for truck accident victims, and our team includes a former insurance company defense attorney who is ready to combat their tactics.
It will cost you nothing to find out how we can help. Call 919-249-5006 today for a free consultation.
Legal Options For Overloaded And Unsecured Truck Accident Claims
A personal injury claim or wrongful death claim is the remedy available for obtaining financial compensation after a truck accident. If you have been injured as a result of an overloaded truck or unsecured load, a successful claim can provide you with compensation for your medical bills, your pain and suffering, your lost wages, and more. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, a wrongful death claim can provide you with additional compensation for your loss of companionship and your loved one’s future earnings.
Proving Liability In Accidents Caused By Overloaded Or Unsecured Trailers
Demonstrating negligence and identifying liable parties are key to a successful truck accident claim. The sooner you get your attorney working on your case, the sooner your attorney can examine the evidence. That evidence may include the vehicles themselves, traffic camera footage, police reports, witness accounts, and more. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may enlist the help of accident reconstructionists and other professional experts to piece together what happened and identify all liable parties.
In cases involving unsecured loads or overloaded trucks, we will be seeking to find answers to questions such as:
- Was the load properly secured?
- Was the truck or trailer overweight?
- Did the driver stop at weigh stations as required?
- Does the trucking company have a history of violations?
The answers to these questions will help identify liable parties such as truck drivers, trucking companies, truck manufacturers, and more. We will pursue damages from all responsible parties to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries.