Improperly Loaded Cargo

Most truck accidents are caused by the mishandling or poor maneuverability of the large vehicle at highway speeds. Many of mishandling incidents are caused directly by freight that has been loaded improperly and imbalances the entire truck. When the trucker steers sharply or suddenly, the shifting weight of the cargo can toss the vehicle unexpectedly or flip it right over, especially if there is harsh wind that day.

To help prevent truck accidents caused by improperly loaded cargo, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created numerous regulations regarding how trucking companies are allowed to load and ship cargo. The handbook is so extensive, it covers more than 100 pages of content, rules, and guidelines.

According to the FMCSA handbook, cargo is not considered secure if it:

  • Leaks or spills
  • Falls from or through the vehicle
  • Ejects due to a bump or wind
  • Shifts enough to change handling

Were you hurt in a truck accident and you think the cargo of the tractor trailer is to blame? An FMCSA violation may have occurred, which could put 100% of the liability on the trucking company. Let our Wichita truck accident lawyers at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC know by calling (316) 688-1166. With our help, you may be able to achieve maximized compensation.

We were very well taken care of.
Larry M.
$34 Million
Mason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.

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