Improper Cargo Loading

As an experienced Albuquerque truck accident attorney, Edward Chavez, Jr. can help you hold truck drivers and the companies they work for accountable when you suffer serious injuries.

Truck accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. When they happen, it is often other motorists who suffer the most severe injuries. While numerous factors contribute to these crashes, improper cargo loading is a frequent problem. At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., an experienced Albuquerque truck accident attorney investigates your accident and gathers evidence needed to hold the truck driver and the trucking company accountable for your losses.

How Unsecured Cargo Increases the Risk of Truck Accidents in Albuquerque

According to crash reports from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), more than 2,500 truck accidents happened throughout the state in 2017. Sadly, this number continues to increase each year. Road, traffic, and weather conditions are often contributing factors, as are the reckless behaviors of the truck driver involved. One of the most common issues has to do with improper cargo loading practices. This can cause any of the following to occur:

  • Rollover truck accidents, due to unevenly distributed cargo;
  • Side swipe and side impact causes, due to shifting cargo which causes the truck to lurch towards one side;
  • Head on or rear end truck collisions, when overweight or improperly stored cargo causes the truck driver to lose control or impacts steering and braking ability;
  • Cargo spill accidents, when unsecured cargo containing heavy items and potentially hazardous materials spills onto the road, impacting other drivers and residents of the community.

As an Albuquerque truck accident attorney with more than 30 years experience, Ed Chavez, Jr. is dedicated to helping victims of these crashes. His skill in investigating truck accidents and legal expertise in determining who is ultimately responsible helps ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to for medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses you suffer.

Get the Compensation You Deserve for Truck Accidents Caused by Unsecured Cargo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that truck drivers and the companies they work for both have a responsibility to ensure cargo is loaded safely and securely. When truck accidents happen due to improper cargo loading practices, Albuquerque attorney Edward Chavez, Jr. can determine who is ultimately responsible. Contributing factors in cargo loading related truck accidents often include:

  • Failure on the part of the truck driver to properly load and secure cargo;
  • Failure on the part of the trucking company in not providing proper cargo loading training;
  • Failure on the part of either party for not following cargo weight and restriction regulations;
  • Trucking company policies which do not allow drivers adequate time for safe loading and quotas that push them to carry oversize loads.

Contact Albuquerque Truck Attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. Today

Albuquerque truck accident attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. holds truck drivers and the companies they work for accountable when you suffer serious injuries. To find out how he can help you, contact the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. and request a consultation today.