Pascoe Law FirmFalling Cargo
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Falling Cargo Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorney For Accidents Involving Unsecured Loads and Falling Cargo From Trucks
Unsecured Load Truck Accident Causes
Liability For An Accident Caused By Material That Came Off A Moving Truck?
Safety Standards to Prevent Truck Accidents Dealing With Falling Cargo
Some of the safety standards put in place to prevent this type of accident from occurring include:
- The Load must be properly secured with a minimum amount of tie downs depending on the weight and size of the object
- The cargo should not be able to shift or roll during transport
- Cargo must be able to remain secure during acceleration, braking, turning, and backing
The regulations are enforced through weight stations that can be found on the side of the road or highway. If loads are not properly secured it could create fines and other penalties. Trucking companies, truck drivers, and loading companies have a duty to make sure cargo is properly secured on to trucks and 18 wheelers. If the cargo is being hurled at you while you are driving down the freeway, someone has not met their duty owned to you.