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Overloaded Trucks And Unsecured Loads

Unsafe truck cargo and unsecured loads are responsible for many serious accidents. If you have been injured or if your loved one was killed in a truck accident in Connecticut, our lawyers can initiate an investigation to determine the true cause of the crash.

Overweight trucks and poorly secured cargo may indicate negligence on the part of one or more of the following:

  • Loading dock personnel
  • Inspectors at weighing stations
  • Truck drivers who fail to weigh loaded trucks or falsify numbers
  • Truck drivers who fail to properly secure loads or confirm integrity of straps or other methods of securing cargo completed by other people

Poor distribution of the weight of cargo can cause instability of trucks traveling at high speeds. On open flat-bed trailers of trucks on highways, unsecured cargo can fly off and strike automobiles. The consequences can be catastrophic. A detailed investigation can uncover this factor after a truck accident.

If you suffered a head injury, amputation or other traumatic injury, contact one of our experienced attorneys at Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke. We are prepared to work hard to help you recover after a truck accident. We can discover all sources of compensation you are eligible for when someone's failure to secure proper weights of cargo on a truck caused an accident that injured you.

When Overloaded Trucks And Unsecured Loads Cause Accidents, Connecticut Residents May Contact The Law Offices Of James L. O'Rourke

If you were injured due to an improperly loaded truck, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation from the parties responsible. Contact us online or call 203-864-4427 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Many of our clients come from Bridgeport and nearby. From our law offices in Stratford, Shelton or Stamford, we are well situated to work with you conveniently regardless of which direction you are coming from.