When the heavy loads carried on semitrucks are not properly secured, they can shift and lead to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries. Those harmed in these accidents face an uphill battle; to protect their bottom lines, trucking companies and their insurance carriers will fight to absolve themselves of liability or to minimize the amount of compensation that they are required to pay injured parties.At Ruhmann Law Firm, we put those injured by unsecured loads on even footing with massive insurance carriers and their large legal departments. We use our extensive resources and well-honed trial litigation strategies to protect your interests and attempt to maximize the compensation that you receive. From our offices in El Paso and Las Cruces, we serve the legal needs of truck accident victims in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
More About Unsecured Loads
Loads can become unsecured for a variety of reasons, including:
- Failure to use appropriate straps or fasteners to secure loads
- Loads that are improperly situated, negating any securing methods
- Using improper fasteners for the type of load being hauled
- Defective tie down straps or other fasteners breaking
When these or other situations involving unsecured loads arise, heavy loads can spill from semitrucks and cause serious accidents. These loads fall on nearby pedestrians or vehicles or cause roadways to be littered with debris and become unsafe. Even if these loads are contained within a semi trailer, they can shift and cause the truck driver to lose control of the massive vehicle, and lead to serious accidents.
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Contact Ruhmann Law Firm
Following a semitruck accident that results from unsecured loads or any other cause, we can help you understand your rights and legal options. Call 855-394-4529 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our El Paso semi accident attorneys. We accept truck cases on a contingency basis; if you retain our legal services, you do not pay an attorney fee unless we can successfully recover compensation on your behalf.