Since 1988, our accident lawyer in Carlsbad, Zev Rubinstein, has seen the devastating impact truck accidents can have on the lives of victims and their families. Truck accidents often produce injuries significantly more serious than average passenger vehicle accidents, due simply to their greater size and weight.
Many factors can lead to a truck accident, including:
• Truck driver negligence or fatigue
• Defective vehicle
• Poor maintenance
• Insufficient training or hiring practices
Improper loading is another common cause of truck accidents. Regardless of who actually loads a truck’s cargo, the driver must inspect the load prior to departure and periodically throughout transit. If improper loading contributes to an auto accident, the driver, the person who loaded the truck and the trucking company may all be held liable. Generally, improperly loaded trucks haul cargo that is:
Unsecured: Inadequately secured loads can shift within a trailer, causing rollovers. Poorly secured items such as tarps, appliances, pipes and lumber can fall into roadways, creating dangerous obstacles for other drivers.
Overloaded: Trucks that are loaded beyond their weight capacity have diminished braking abilities, stressed tires, and a higher propensity for tipping.
Unbalanced: Even when cargo is properly secured and not overweight, a rollover can still occur if the weight within the trailer is not evenly distributed.
If you or someone you love is looking for an experienced accident lawyer in Carlsbad, contact the Rubinstein Law Group today by completing the form on this page, or by calling (855) 365-9955 to begin building your case. Mr. Rubinstein proudly serves clients throughout Oceanside, Escondido and San Marcos.