Overloaded Trucks/Unsecured Loads

Minnesota & Nebraska Overloaded Truck Injury Lawyer

Trucking companies and truck drivers need to properly manage their loads. It is a very important part of truck driving. Whether it is the loading dock personnel or the truck driver who did not secure the load properly or ensure that it was not overweight, the involved parties can be held liable in a truck accident.

After the accident, one of the first things that your truck accidents lawyer will do is examine the load. We will determine whether or not it was too heavy or if it was not secured properly. Either way, you could have a personal injury claim against those that did not follow regulations or secure the load.

Thorough Truck Accident Investigation

The investigation into the accident is very important in that is how we gather the evidence that is used to build your claim. At Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, we have investigated many cases throughout the Twin Cities and in the Omaha, Nebraska area related to overloaded trucks or unsecured loads and we have secured compensation for the victims in the way of lost wages, pain and suffering present and future medical bills, and other costs related to the accident.

The common types of truck accidents that we have investigated include:

  • Spilled cargo
  • Overweight load
  • Cargo that came loose and broke through the windshield of a car following behind
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Shifting cargo

Some truck accidents do not happen in traffic at all. Instead, they occur during the loading and unloading process. There was one case where the unloading personnel were killed because the straps that held the cargo were removed and the load fell due to shifting during transport. Instead of the truck killing the workers, the cargo was what did it. This is just one example of how the cargo load can be responsible for an accident.

Ensuring You Are Properly Compensated

Whether you are the accident victim or the family of a person killed in a truck accident, it is our goal in every truck accident case to make sure that the injured person or his or her family is fairly compensated for the negligence of the responsible party. The loading dock personnel, manufacturers, vendors, installers, truck drivers, trucking companies, and others can be held responsible for the damages.

We thoroughly investigate cases involving overloaded and unsecured trucks. All of the useful evidence that we find is used to strengthen your case. In the meantime, your truck accident attorney will help you understand the process, present you with your options, and give you the compassion that you need after suffering such an incredible ordeal.

Contact A Truck Accidents Attorney

Overloaded trucks can risk overturned loads, just as unsecured loads can cause materials to be released on the road when the truck is in motion. These accidents can cause serious injury to multiple motorists and even be fatal. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with an overloaded truck or a truck hauling an unsecured load, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office or the Omaha, Nebraska office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.