The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) enacts rules for commercial vehicle cargo loading, just as it does for all other aspects of the transportation industry. All trucking companies in the country must obey these federal cargo securement rules to make sure their trucks comply with expected standards. Failure to do so can lead to an overloaded or improperly secured cargo load that’s liable to cause car accidents and injuries. Accidents like these are often fatally catestrophic, so proper care in loading these big rigs is one of the most important aspects of safetly using an 18 Wheeler. Proper securement includes:
After a truck accident involving a commercial truck’s improperly secured load, call your own insurance company and create a claim. Do not admit to any fault for the accident and stick to the facts when answering your agent’s questions. You should receive a phone call from the truck company’s insurer shortly after your crash. The person calling you is a claims adjuster and his or her job is to convince you to settle your claim for as little as possible. Do not agree to any number without first consulting with an experienced truck accident attorney in Louisiana.
Before agreeing to anything in these phones calls, call (225) 928-8800 to speak with one of Murphy Law Firm's experienced truck accident lawyers. We will educate you on your rights and figure out the total compensation you need to fully recover and get your life back.
Do not settle for less than what your case is truly worth. Contact us for a FREE consultation about your cargo-related truck accident to speak with our expert personal injury attorneys in the Baton Rouge area. If you're not located in East Baton Rouge, we will come to you, no matter if you're location in Denham Springs, Hammond, Gonzales, or even Central, Louisiana. We will help you in any city in Louisiana!