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Bloomington Dropped Cargo Load Truck Accident Attorney

Pekin falling cargo truck accident attorney

Lawyers for Truck Crashes Caused by Falling Cargo in Sangamon County and McLean County

When driving a passenger car or truck, you will often need to share the road with semi-trailer trucks. Because these vehicles are so large and heavy, you will want to take care to drive safely around them and avoid collisions. However, even when you follow all of the rules of the road, you can still be involved in a truck accident through no fault of your own. Some of the most dangerous crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks are caused by dropped cargo loads or items falling from a truck into the road. In these cases, you will want to work with an attorney who can help you receive payments that will fully address your injuries and financial damages.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases, and we understand the legal issues involved in truck accident cases. We are ready to stand by your side and fight for your rights, and we are not afraid to go up against large trucking companies or others who were responsible for your injuries. With a total of over $400 million recovered for our clients, we know how to make sure you are repaid for the harm you have suffered.

Truck Accidents Caused by Unsecured Cargo

The cargo carried by a tractor-trailer truck can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and if this cargo is not secured properly when a truck is loaded, it can cause serious damage to other vehicles on the road. Accidents involving falling or unsecured cargo can occur in a variety of situations, including:

  • The straps used to hold cargo on a flatbed truck may break. This may cause items to fall from the truck, strike other vehicles, and injure drivers and passengers, or accidents can occur when vehicles swerve or slow down to avoid cargo in the road.
  • Cargo that is not secured inside the trailer of a semi-truck may move around inside the trailer, and faulty latches may cause trailer doors to open, dumping cargo on the roadway.
  • An accident involving a jackknifed truck or a truck rollover can spill cargo across the road, creating dangerous obstacles for drivers.
  • A collision involving a tanker truck can lead to leaks of liquid cargo. This can not only cause traction problems on the road, but hazardous or flammable liquids can cause injuries to people in other vehicles.
  • Shifting cargo inside a truck can affect a driver's ability to control their vehicle, which may lead to collisions.

When cargo-related accidents take place, multiple different parties may be responsible. A trucking company may be liable because it did not perform the proper maintenance on a truck and ensure that straps or other devices used to secure cargo were in working order. A company that was responsible for loading cargo on a truck may be liable because it did not follow the right procedures or ensure that all cargo was secured properly. A truck driver may be partially at fault if they did not perform the proper inspections during a trip or if they did not take measures to operate their truck safely when carrying cargo of a certain weight or size.

Contact a Peoria Dropped Cargo Load Accident Lawyer

Cargo that has fallen from a commercial truck can cause dangerous car accidents and serious injuries. If you or a member of your family have been injured in a truck accident involving falling or unsecured cargo, Kanoski Bresney can help you understand your legal options. We will investigate the accident to determine who is liable for your injuries, and we will work to make sure you are fully repaid for your medical treatment, loss of income, and pain and suffering. To set up a free consultation with our attorneys, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help with trucking accidents in McLean County, Sangamon County, Quincy, Decatur, Rushville, Pekin, Adams County, Champaign County, Tazewell County, Macon County, Springfield, Schuyler County, Peoria County, McDonough County, Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria, and across Illinois.

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