Traffic accidents are common in the U.S., and often these collisions involve commercial trucks. In many situations, the trucker, truck manufacturer, motor carrier, maintenance provider, or loader is at fault for these trucking accidents. Had each of these parties performed their duties properly, the accident would not have happened and you would not be facing a lengthy recovery and thousands of dollars in medical bills. Unfortunately, there are many places where something can go wrong, including with the truck’s cargo. If the truck’s cargo was not properly secured and within maximum weight and size requirements, then you may have been hurt in a truck load accident.
To learn more about your rights and options after this type of semi-truck crash, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC. Call us today at (715) 343-2850 for a free case consultation.
Commercial trucks are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This organization dictates factors like:
Wisconsin also has its own trucking regulations that may pertain to a truck’s load. If you are in an accident with a commercial truck in Wisconsin, you should work with an experienced trucking lawyer in Wisconsin who can determine whether the trucker and motor carrier were compliant with all relevant state and federal regulations. If the trucker, carrier, or even the company responsible for loading the truck did not follow the pertinent laws, then this may be evidence of negligence.
Crashes related to a commercial truck’s cargo load happen for a variety of reasons, including:
If you are injured in a truck load accident, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately. It is not enough to know the cargo had something to do with the crash. You need to know where the trucker, motor carrier, or loader went wrong to properly determine liability.
The common truck load issues discussed above can lead to a variety of types of accidents, including:
If you were injured in a crash caused by an improper truck load, call our accident lawyers today. We can investigate the accident to determine what went wrong and who is liable. Once we know the responsible party, we can help you seek compensation for your:
Many truck accident claims begin and end with an insurance claim. However, that does not mean you should not prepare your case properly to head to court. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is often necessary to gather information and take other steps to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
Were you injured in an accident with a semi-truck? Do you believe the crash was caused by the truck being improperly loaded? If so, call us at Studinski Law, LLC today at (715) 343-2850. We will seek to preserve evidence, work with state and federal authorities, and hire outside experts to determine who is responsible for the crash and liable for compensating you for your injuries. Our legal team offers personalized and aggressive representation to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve under the law.
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