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Comal County Shifting Cargo Truck Accident Lawyer

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Personal Injury Attorney for Truck Wrecks Caused by Shifting or Dropped Cargo in Hays County and Guadalupe County

Semi-trucks on Texas interstate highways can legally haul loads of up to 80,000 pounds. If even a small portion of this cargo shifts in transit or falls onto the road because it was improperly secured, the results can be catastrophic, with worst-case scenarios including multi-vehicle accidents, severe injuries, and fatalities.

People riding in passenger vehicles tend to bear the brunt of these accidents, which often have long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial impacts that make recovery difficult. If you have been injured or lost a family member in a truck accident caused by dropped or shifting cargo, you need a personal injury and wrongful death attorney who can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We have more than 20 years of experience representing truck accident victims, and we know how to navigate this often complicated legal process to give you the best chance at a favorable outcome.

What Can Happen When Truck Cargo Shifts?

Large commercial trucks are designed to carry heavy loads, but in order to do so safely, it is important that the cargo weight is properly distributed throughout the truck and that all cargo is properly secured to prevent shifting while the truck is in motion over long stretches of highway.

If a portion of the cargo shifts inside the truck, it can create a weight imbalance that makes it harder for the truck to steer and maintain traction, and can sometimes even cause the truck to overturn or flip. Large, heavy cargo can also fall off the truck entirely, landing on another vehicle or onto the roadway such that other drivers are unable to avoid an accident. Any of these situations can lead to catastrophic injury and death.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that all truck cargo be secured with equipment that can withstand its weight and the force of acceleration and deceleration, with specific securement requirements for certain commodities. However, compliance with these regulations requires diligence on the part of multiple parties involved with the trucking shipment, including the truck driver, the trucking company that employs the driver, the people and company responsible for loading the cargo, and the manufacturers of the truck and the securement equipment.

If one or more of these parties lapse in their duty to uphold safety regulations, their negligence can cause an accident, and you may be able to seek compensation from any of them if you were injured as a result. Keep in mind, however, that with more parties involved the case becomes more complicated, and it is even more important to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side.

How Our Seguin 18-Wheeler Crash Law Firm Can Help

We offer free consultations for anyone injured in an accident caused by dropped or shifting truck cargo, and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible after the wreck to start building your claim. We can help you identify all economic and non-economic damages for which you can seek compensation, including property expenses, medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Perhaps even more importantly for shifting cargo cases, we can help with the complicated process of proving liability of all at-fault parties by gathering evidence from the scene of the accident and from the records of trucking and shipping companies. Large corporations are also often backed by strong legal and insurance teams, so you need an attorney who is well-versed in trucking industry laws and regulations to stand up for you in a settlement negotiation or a trial and fight for the best possible outcome for you.

Contact Our San Marcos Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you are the victim of a truck accident caused by improperly secured cargo and are looking for an attorney who will give you the personal attention you need, contact us 24/7 at 830-201-3515 for a free consultation. We serve local clients in New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos, Schertz, San Antonio, Austin, New Berlin, Hunter, and throughout Comal, Hays, and Guadalupe County.

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