New York City Improperly Loaded Truck Accident Lawyers
Injury Attorneys in NYC Working with Individuals Injured in Serious Truck Accidents
Trucking companies and their employee truck drivers are responsible for ensuring that trucks and tractor trailers are properly loaded at all times before they are operated on roadways in and around New York City. When trucking companies and their employees fail in this regard, and a serious accident occurs, then, under certain circumstances, the accident victim could file a claim or lawsuit.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident that resulted from improper loading procedures, call the experienced New York City truck accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.
Our skilled legal team assists personal injury victims throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online, to discuss your legal options.
Regulations for Proper Cargo Loading
State and federal motor carrier regulations provide instructions for proper loading procedures that trucking companies and their employees must follow. These instructions also provide weight limits for certain vehicles and violating those weight limits could subject a trucking company to significant fines.
Motor carrier regulations also provide that cargo which is attached to a trailer be properly secured at all times when the trailer is an operation on the road. All of these regulations are in place to reduce the risk of an accident due to improper loading of truck or trailer cargo.
Who can be Responsible for Accidents caused by Improper Cargo Loading?
When an accident caused by improper cargo loading occurs, several individuals or entities could be responsible. Obviously, the truck driver could be responsible for failing to follow the applicable motor carrier regulations and ensuring that the truck or trailer was properly loaded in the first place.
In addition to the driver, the trucking company could be negligent for failing to supervise the driver or by failing to hire an experienced and careful driver to load and operate their vehicles.
Given that the state of New York is a no-fault state when it comes to motor vehicle collisions, an accident victim might first have to turn to his or her own insurance company for compensation. However, if the accident victim suffered a permanent injury or a broken bone, for example, he or she could look to the negligent truck driver or trucking company as a source for monetary damages.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a New York City Improperly Loaded Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a truck accident that happened because a truck or trailer was not loaded properly, you could be faced with high medical bills and lost wages, not to mention indefinite pain and suffering. They experienced truck accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. could pursue monetary recovery on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City improperly loaded truck accident lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.