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El Paso Loose Cargo Truck Accident Lawyer

El Paso County loose cargo truck accident lawyer

El Paso Attorney for Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Loading

When it comes to accidents involving large trucks and semis, the causes can vary greatly. One common cause of these accidents is shifting or falling cargo. Improper loading and securing of cargo on a commercial truck can potentially lead to truck accidents that may result in serious injuries or even fatalities.

When cargo shifts on a truck and causes a driver to lose control, or when items fall from a truck and cause accidents, people who have been injured will need to understand who was responsible. By working with a personal injury lawyer to establish liability, an injury victim will be able to recover compensation from these parties. James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. has represented clients in a wide variety of cases involving truck accidents and other motor vehicle collisions, including situations involving improper loading practices or other cargo-related issues. We have a proven track record of success when representing clients in complex motor vehicle accident cases. We know how to ensure that the parties who were responsible for a person's injuries will be required to pay compensation and address the harm they have caused to a person and their family.

Why Improperly Loaded Cargo Can Cause Truck Wrecks

Properly securing cargo is crucial for maintaining stability for a truck driver and preventing accidents. When a large truck carries unsecured or improperly secured cargo, several dangerous situations can arise:

  • Shifting cargo: If cargo is not properly secured within a trailer, it may shift during transit due to factors such as sudden stops, turns, or uneven terrain. Shifting cargo can throw off the balance of a truck and affect a driver's control over their vehicle, increasing the risk of jackknife accidents or rollover accidents.
  • Flying debris: Unsecured items that fall off trucks are likely to pose hazards to other vehicles on the road, especially when these incidents occur in heavy traffic or on high-speed highways. Flying debris can strike vehicles at high speeds, or heavy items may fall on nearby cars or trucks, causing severe damage and devastating injuries.
  • Tipping over: Overloaded trailers are more likely to roll over when making sharp turns or encountering strong winds. In these accidents, nearby motorists may be at risk of injury or death.
  • Brake failure: Poorly loaded cargo or items that are not secured correctly can affect a truck's braking system, making brakes less effective and increasing stopping distances. This reduces the driver's ability to react quickly to potential hazards on the road.

When these types of accidents occur, determining liability can be a complex matter. Multiple parties may share responsibility, including the trucking company, cargo loaders, maintenance personnel, and even manufacturers of equipment used to secure cargo on a truck. With our knowledge of the issues involved in these cases and the laws that apply to the trucking industry, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can identify all potentially liable parties and ensure that you receive fair compensation for injuries caused by unsecured or improperly loaded cargo.

How We Can Help You Recover From a Truck Accident

Our compassionate, dedicated legal team is here to help you in the aftermath of a truck accident. We will look into the circumstances surrounding an accident to determine its causes and establish liability. We may gather evidence from the scene, review maintenance records and inspection logs, obtain police reports, speak to eyewitnesses, and examine any available video footage. By meticulously gathering evidence and ensuring that it will be preserved and interpreted correctly, we can build the strongest possible case. We will make sure you will be able to recover compensation from the people or companies who were responsible for loading or securing cargo, as well as any other negligent parties.

The aftermath of a truck wreck can involve navigating complex insurance claims while also dealing with physical injuries and emotional trauma. Our skilled team will handle communication with insurance companies on your behalf. We will ensure that your rights and interests will be protected, preventing insurance adjusters from attempting to undervalue claims or deny rightful compensation.

If negotiations fail to provide you with a satisfactory settlement that will meet your financial needs, our seasoned trial lawyer is fully prepared to take your case before a judge and jury. We will use our extensive courtroom experience to present a compelling, evidence-backed case and help you recieve the full amount of compensation you deserve for costs related to medical treatment, loss of income, physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other damages that have affected you and your family.

Contact an El Paso Cargo-Related Truck Wreck Attorney

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a truck accident can have on you and your loved ones. Throughout the entire legal process, we will treat you with compassion and provide effective legal support. Our goal is to make sure you will feel heard and understood. Our team is always available to answer your questions or address any concerns that may arise. Contact us at 915-544-5200 to schedule a free consultation today. Let James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. fight for your rights while you focus on your recovery.

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