There are many types of cargo transported across the country each day. This can include merchandise for retail, food and perishable items, animals and farm equipment. However, truck cargo can also mean dangerous or hazardous materials. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that 7% of all trucks carry hazardous materials. This can mean flammable liquids and compressed gases, explosives, radioactive materials, or several other potentially lethal substances. In many cases, drivers are forbidden to leave their cargo.
Cargo securement is one of the most important aspects of truck safety. If our truck accident lawyers determine that this was a cause of the collision, we can pursue a claim against the company that loaded the cargo onto the truck. If you have been in an accident involving cargo, contact us for your free consultation.