Truck Accidents Due To Cargo Securement
If you’ve been injured or your personal belongings have been damaged due to inadequate cargo securement, it’s time to call Tom Rowsey Attorneys at Law. Trucks with improper cargo securement are dangerous. They can cause harm and even death. It is the responsibility of each commercial drive to ensure that their cargo is properly secured according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA).
A commercial driver is responsible to comply with the FMCSA to make sure the type of trailer, the type of cargo, and the weight of that cargo all are correct. Depending on the types and weights of each item, there are different regulations, which dictate the types and materials of restraints. It is mandated that every piece of cargo must be tied, chained or strapped down to prevent any movement in the truck. All empty spaces must be packed with dunnage to help keep their loads from shifting, and to maintain the truck’s balance.
If a truck is traveling on slippery, curvy or bumpy roads, the cargo that it is carry may shift suddenly and expectantly. Even skilled drivers cannot maintain control when cargo causes this type of imbalance. When a truck tips over or swerves out of control, it can cause injury or damage to you.
If you’ve experienced a personal injury due to a truck accident, call our office of Tom Rowsey Attorneys at Law. We will fight for you to make sure what’s happened to you in the past will help secure your future with our legal expertise.
Posted on behalf of Thomas C. Rowsey, Attorneys at Law