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Safe Loading of Trucks

Each day in Miami, commercial trucks carry cargo to and from businesses and other types of organizations. Cargo ranges from construction materials to livestock to hazardous waste. In all cases, correctly loading the cargo is an important part of ensuing safety. Cargo that is correctly loaded is secured correctly so that it cannot move too much. Correctly loaded cargo is also evenly distributed so that the truck is not unbalanced and more likely to rollover. Hazardous cargo should be correctly labeled so that everyone is aware of the risks. When cargo is not loaded and secured correctly, the cargo can fall off the truck or can shift during the move, unbalancing the truck and potentially leading the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Each year, serious truck accidents in Miami are caused by incorrect loading of cargo.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Miami and you believe that the accident may have been caused by incorrect loading of cargo, contact a local personal injury attorney. These accidents are frequently preventable and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You can contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for a free consultation to discuss your options. The Flaxman Law Group is a full service law firm in Miami with decades of experience with traffic accident and personal injury cases.

Who is Responsible for Truck Cargo?

Obviously, some cargo is easier to secure than other types of weight. Securing water or any cargo that moves easily is more of a challenge. Nevertheless, there may be many parties who may be responsible for correctly loading cargo onto a truck:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the cargo
  • The company loading the cargo
  • The truck company

Any of these can be possibly held liable if cargo is incorrectly loaded and this causes an accident that leads to injuries.

What to Do to Protect Yourself After a Truck Accident

If you have sustained a serious injury in a truck accident in Miami, it is important to consult with a local attorney. A personal injury attorney in Miami will be familiar with local laws, the local justice system, and local resources. In many cases, that attorney will understand exactly what steps you will need to take in order to secure the best care in the area as well as what you will need to do in order to have the best chance at fair compensation. Personal injury attorneys who are part of the Miami community also understand the financially devastating impact of traffic accidents in Miami. Since the city is so expensive, medical care and lost income can have a devastating impact on victims of traffic accidents. Local attorneys are sensitive to these issues and work hard to ensure that victims get fairer compensation for their injuries.

If you need a truck accident attorney in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team. The legal staff at the Flaxman Law Group has handled thousands of truck accident and personal injury cases in Miami and across South Florida. They have worked with victims from all walks of life and with a wide range of injuries. They can help you understand your rights and can give you prompt, compassionate advice about the next steps you can take after an accident. An accident can change your life in the blink of an eye, but you do not have to go through the aftermath by yourself. Contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case.