Truck accidents are more likely than auto accidents to cause catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. There are two main ways in which improper loading can cause truck accidents. A pick-up truck or other vehicle that doesn’t fully enclose the cargo can cause an accident if the cargo isn’t properly strapped in. Even small items can cause serious damage if they fall off the truck and strike another driver’s windshield. Swerving to avoid an airborne object can also result in an auto accident.
When cargo is fully enclosed, as is the case with a big rig, the primary danger is the potential for shifting. Bumps and turns in the road can cause improperly loaded cargo to shift within the tractor-trailer. This can cause the truck to tip over or jackknife, both of which can be deadly situations for other drivers nearby.
Trucking accidents require the skillful attention of a personal injury lawyer serving Manassas, VA. Call (703) 330-6300 to reach the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers.