Injured by Cargo Falling off a Big Rig? Learn About Your Rights After a Truck Accident from Unsecured Cargo in New Mexico
There are many different causes of trucking accidents in New Mexico, with many of these causes being preventable. One of the most common causes of commercial trucking accidents in New Mexico is unsecured cargo. Unsecured cargo is a real hazard to others on the road, and can lead to serious trucking accidents causing serious or fatal injuries. There are many reasons why unsecured cargo could result in a trucking accident in New Mexico, including improper loading, improper stacking, wrong straps or ties, improperly securing the cargo, not using enough restraints, and other errors that are due to the mistakes of a truck driver or trucking company. If you were injured in a truck accident from unsecured cargo in New Mexico, call our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque for help.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our compassionate and experienced team understand how devastating and preventable trucking accidents due to unsecured cargo can be, and are prepared to help victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve for their losses. We can help victims and their families obtain compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages as a result of a truck accident from unsecure cargo in New Mexico. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, call to schedule a FREE case evaluation.
How Do Unsecured Cargo Truck Accidents Occur?
All trucking companies and commercial trucking companies are required to use FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Association) approved attachment devices to ensure that the cargo is appropriately secured. When commercial truck drivers, trucking companies, and third-party cargo loaders disregard these regulations, they put others on the road at serious risk for injury or death.
Additionally, trucking companies, truck drivers, and third-party cargo loading companies are also required to ensure that the cargo is within the weight limits of the truck set in place by the FMCSA. This is because if the cargo is too heavy, it can lead to tipping of the truck, mechanical parts failure, and other serious hazards. Additionally, there are certain roads that are not safe for trucks carrying a heavier amount of cargo.
Unsecured Cargo Trucking Accidents
There are many different types of trucking accidents that can occur as a result of improperly secured cargo, or trucks that have cargo that is over the weight limit of what is specified by the FMCSA. The types of trucking accidents include the following:
- Rollover trucking accidents due to unsecured cargo, improperly distributed cargo, and cargo that is over the weight limits of the truck
- Cargo falling and hitting other vehicles
- Cargo over the weight limit leading to a tire blowout, brake failure, or other mechanical failure
- Cargo that is too heavy causing the attachment straps to break, leading to falling of loose cargo
- Shifting of cargo leading to the commercial truck to jackknife
- Overloading of cargo leading to difficulty of the truck stopping in a timely manner
- Overloading of cargo making it difficult to safely steer the vehicle
Why You Should Hire an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque, NM for an Unsecured Cargo Crash
If you or your loved was seriously hurt or killed by a commercial trucking accident due to improperly secured cargo or overloaded cargo, it is wise to call an experienced trucking accident attorney in Albuquerque. Trucking accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accidents, with specialized federal and state regulations being unique to commercial truck drivers and trucking companies.
Traditional motor vehicle accident attorneys often do not possess the same degree of knowledge regarding these regulations, as well as the unique evidence that should be collected when a trucking accident occurs. Call our lawyers today to learn more about how we can recover the compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.
Hurt in a Truck Accident from Unsecured Cargo in New Mexico? Call Us!
If you or a loved one were seriously injured, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, in a truck accident from unsecured cargo in New Mexico, call us. The Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help victims and their families fight back against truck drivers and trucking companies that put profits over safety. To schedule your free consultation, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed throughout California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website's easy to use and convenient contact box available here.