Falling Debris from Trucks - Injury Claims Lawyer
On roads all over the country, serious injury accidents are caused by falling debris from large trucks. Whether a logging truck loses a large load of logs on the freeway or a flurry of gravel flies out of a dump truck, poorly secured items from commercial trucks pose a danger to others on the road. When a truck driver does not secure their load, this is a form of negligence. Not only is it against the law, but it is also one of the most common types of truck driver negligence that causes serious injury accidents.
If a large truck loses part or all of its load, serious accidents are likely to occur. If the straps or chains securing logs or equipment fail or the truck is in an impact accident, heavy items can hit the vehicles behind them. In many cases, these types of accidents cause fatalities and serious injuries to the occupants of the other vehicles.
Falling debris can occur whether or not the truck responsible is involved in the accident. A commercial truck can lose part of their load, cause a multiple-vehicle accident and the truck will keep on going. It may require extensive research and investigation to find the truck and driver.
Who is Liable for Unsecured Load Accidents?
In most cases, truck drivers with unsecured loads will be liable for accidents caused by falling debris. However, there are other possible entities that can also be at fault. If the truck was loaded incorrectly by the company hiring the driver, that company may be partially at fault. The truck driver’s employer may be liable. When pursuing compensation in any injury commercial truck accident, it is important to have an attorney that will look at all angles of the case to determine who is liable for damages.
Were you or a loved one a victim in an accident caused by falling debris from a large truck? Contact Race Law Firm in Atlanta to discuss your legal options. We have an experienced legal team that will carefully evaluate your case and provide legal advice on your best options.