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Appleton Improper Loading / Securing Cargo Attorney

Properly loading and securing the cargo of an 18-wheeler or semi truck is an essential part of safe transport. When cargo is loaded, it needs to be done in a specific way to prevent the shifting of weight and loss of cargo that can cause devastating accidents for truck drivers as well as other motorists on the road. Should a cargo worker or truck driver fail in this important responsibility, you or someone you love could be the victim of this terrible act of negligence.

If you were injured in a wreck with a large truck due to improperly loaded or secured cargo, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the driver, trucking company, or cargo loader. To speak with an experienced attorney regarding your legal rights, contact the Appleton improper cargo loading lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Types of Loading Errors

Although semi trucks and 18-wheelers are specifically designed to transport large, heavy loads, the cargo must be carefully loaded and secured so that it does not cause an accident. Unfortunately, there are several loading mistakes that can contribute to accidents, including:

  • Loading too much cargo in one truck
  • Stacking cargo too high
  • Failing to properly distribute the weight
  • Using loose or weak cargo straps

These errors can lead to jackknifing, rollovers, tire blowouts, and other hazardous situations on the road. In some cases, these problems can injure drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians near the commercial truck.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident, the medical bills and physical and emotional suffering can be overwhelming. However, the Appleton improperly secured cargo attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe that victims of truck accidents should not have to shoulder the consequences alone if their accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. To speak with one of our compassionate attorneys about your rights to compensation, contact us today at 800-242-2874.