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Joliet Improperly Secured Cargo Lawyer

Attorneys Handling Cases of Accidents Caused by Trucks with Improperly Loaded Cargo

The harm caused by truck accidents can be devastating for everyone involved, including the families of those who were injured. Truck drivers and the companies they work for are well aware of the risks associated with driving these massive vehicles. Safety should be a high priority for truck drivers and trucking companies alike. It takes very little - just a brief moment of carelessness - for a devastating accident to occur. Sometimes, this moment of carelessness occurs not while the driver is behind the wheel, but before they begin their journey. Improperly secured cargo can cause serious accidents, either by falling off the truck or by shifting and causing problems for the driver. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are likely facing a great deal of stress. You may be missing work and losing income while medical bills pile up.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is skilled in holding negligent truck drivers and careless trucking agencies accountable for the harm they cause to others on the road. We can help you file a personal injury lawsuit that may allow you to recover expenses like medical costs and economic losses such as your lost wages. You may also be legally entitled to compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering. We will do all we can to win you the maximum amount of compensation possible after you have been through a truck accident.

How Improperly Secured Cargo Causes Accidents

Commercial trucks may carry multiple types of large, heavy cargo. It is critical that all cargo be secured in such a way that items cannot fall from a truck or shift during transit. Either situation can lead to a major accident, often involving multiple vehicles.

When cargo falls off a truck, drivers behind the truck may be unable to avoid the sudden obstacles in the road. As the cars directly behind the truck strike fallen cargo, cars further back may not be able to stop in time or swerve quickly enough, and they may collide with the crashed vehicles ahead. This often leads to multiple severe injuries or even fatalities. If your close family member was killed in a truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

The other way that improperly secured cargo can lead to an auto accident is when cargo shifts within the shipping container and causes the truck driver to lose control of their vehicle. This most often happens when a truck driver is attempting to negotiate a sharp turn. The truck may fold in half, or "jackknife." A jackknifed truck can easily strike multiple other vehicles as it spins out of control. Catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries are sadly common in this type of devastating crash.

If you suspect that improperly secured cargo played a role in your truck accident, time is of the essence. It is best to call us as soon as you are safely able to do so so that we can begin our investigation while important evidence is still present at the scene of the crash. We can take steps to begin preserving evidence immediately, as shifted cargo within the truck or dropped cargo on the road can be moved or disguised very quickly.

We will work quickly to preserve the evidence needed in your case. Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC will strive to ensure that you will be able to recover the compensation you need and deserve after a negligent truck driver or trucking company has injured you by failing to properly secure cargo.

Contact a Will County Improperly Secured Cargo Accident Attorney

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is committed to helping people who have been injured in truck accidents caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver or the company they work for. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not need to pay us unless we win compensation for you.

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