Falling Debris from Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Large commercial trucks haul everything from food and retail items to equipment, gravel and livestock. Regardless of what they are hauling, truck drivers and the companies that hire them have an obligation to ensure their load is stable and safe. Too often, debris or objects from a truck load can come loose and fall onto the road or vehicles behind them, causing serious injury accidents. If you need a falling debris from a truck accident injury lawyer in Georgia, you can trust our team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC.
There are state and federal laws that regulate securing loads on trucks. Whether it is a passenger truck hauling garbage to the dump or a commercial truck hauling material, the load must be secure so that items do not fly off the truck. Even a small rock from a truck hauling gravel hitting the windshield of a car behind them can cause a serious accident. Large items like logs or equipment falling are even more dangerous to other drivers on the road.
Who Is Liable for Unsecured Truck Loads?
The driver of a commercial truck is always responsible for ensuring the truck is safe, whether or not they loaded the truck. It is their job to check the load and make sure that all restraints are in place and the load is stable and not over-sized. However, the company that loads a truck may also be responsible for meeting safety standards. If falling debris from the truck causes an injury accident, there may be multiple entities that are liable for the injuries or fatalities that occur.
Truck accident injury claims and lawsuits are complex, and they are much more complicated than when accidents only involve passenger vehicles. If you are injured due to falling debris from a truck, you need an experienced truck accident injury lawyer. Contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC in Duluth, GA, to discuss your accident claim during a free, no-obligation legal consultation.