Were You Injured by an Overloaded Truck?
Cook County Overweight Semi Injury Attorneys
Loading a truck isn't as simple as putting the cargo on the trailer and tying it down with a strap. This is a very complex process that must be done in a very precise manner. There are weight restrictions-and requirements for how the load needs to be secured and other considerations. Depending on the type of cargo being transported, there could also be special handling procedures that need to be followed.
These requirements were put in place to ensure the safety of the truck drivers as well as everyone else on the road. When the drivers or trucking companies fail to properly manage how their trucks are loaded, innocent people are put in harm's way by shifting loads that cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle or loads that come loose and spread debris on the road.
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries in an accident that involved an improperly loaded commercial truck, you may have a claim for damages against the driver or trucking company. These cases can be quite complex, and it is important to have an experienced Chicago overloaded truck accident attorney representing you from the start.
Experienced Illinois Unsecured Load Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys have handled countless cases involving the improper loading of a truck. There are many different potential causes for these accidents, and each one needs to be investigated in order to determine exactly how the accident occurred. We work to identify any parties that shared in the responsibility for your injuries and seek maximum compensation from all of them.
We are prepared to help you with any case involving overloaded or improperly loaded trucks, including:
- Insufficient or defective tie-downs
- Failure to check security of load at regular intervals
- Chemical spills
- Debris on roads that cause accidents
Free Consultation - As Long As Lane & Lane, LLC Are Your Attorneys, You Will Not Be Charged a Fee Until You Receive Compensation
If you're ready to take action to obtain justice – to fight for the full, fair and complete compensation you deserve for your injuries in an accident involving an overloaded truck, please contact us today.
Call us at 888-484-9881 or send us an e-mail.