St. Louis Improperly Loaded Trailer Accident Attorneys

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St. Louis Accidents Caused By Improperly Loaded Commercial Trucks

Large commercial trucks are an integral part of our economy in the United States as these trucks regularly transport goods across the country for distribution in retail stores, deliveries to homes, and more. Trucks can have many different types of cargo, including small packages, food, large pieces of furniture, fuel, automobiles, and much more. No matter what type of cargo a truck is hauling, it is imperative for the safety of other motorists on the road that the cargo is loaded properly into the truck’s trailer. Improperly loaded cargo has the potential to cause devastating accidents and injuries to others on the road. If you have suffered injury in a truck accident, contact the experienced St. Louis trucking accident attorneys at The Bruning Law Firm at (314) 898-3078 for assistance today.

How Cargo Can Cause Accidents in Missouri

If not loaded correctly, cargo can cause truck accidents in numerous ways. Some examples include the following:

  • Over-loaded cargo

    —this can make the truck too heavy, which can cause serious issues for the driver when trying to slow down or stop. Cargo that exceeds the appropriate weight limit can also cause axle failure, tire blowouts, and more. If the trailer is too top-heavy, it also has the potential to tip over on curves or turns.

  • Under-loaded cargo

    — This applies mostly to tanker trucks,1 which carry liquid cargo such as gasoline or other chemicals. If the level of liquid in the tank is too low, the liquid can slosh back and forth and throw the trailer off-balance. This can cause the tank to tip over and possibly even roll down the highway in some situations. If the cargo leaks onto the road, it could cause other complications, such as explosions or chemical exposure.

  • Inadequately secured cargo

    — If cargo is not properly secured in the trailer, it has the potential to shift and can cause the trailer to sway into other lanes of traffic, tip over, or jackknife.2 In all of these scenarios, severe injuries to motorists in multiple surrounding vehicles are possible.

Call and Experienced St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer Today!

At times, it may be difficult to identify that cargo loading was the cause of a truck accident. An experienced truck crash lawyer knows how to investigate an accident to identify negligence, so that victims may recover for their injuries and losses. At The Bruning Law Firm, we offer free consultations, so call us today at (314) 898-3078 for assistance today.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_truck
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackknifing

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