Injuries From Unsafe Oversized Loads
Businesses in all industries rely on flatbed trucks to transport long and oversized loads. These trucks have the capacity to carry significantly more weight than enclosed tractor-trailers, but they also require additional care in loading and strapping down equipment. It is not unusual to see unloaded flatbeds moving along at highway speeds with scraps of wood and materials and tools tossed freely onto the bed. In a sudden stop or crash, loose objects become projectiles.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strictly regulates the loading and transporting of materials on flatbed trucks. In many ways, these trucks have the same safety issues that other 18-wheel rigs have on the road, including unbalanced loads leading to jackknife and rollover accidents, brake and steering failure and driver negligence.
Flatbed Truck Accidents Put People at Risk in Every Direction
If you or a member of your family was injured in an accident involving an unsafe load on a flatbed truck, talk to an experienced attorney about your injury. Even if it is determined that you were the primary cause of the accident, you may still seek compensation for injuries suffered because of a loose load or some other violation of FMCSA regulations.
Humphrey, Farrington & McClain offers a team of experienced trial lawyers ready to fight on behalf of victims who have suffered injury or lost a loved one in a flatbed truck accident caused by negligence. Our trial lawyers are experienced and work diligently to prepare every case to win in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached in negotiations.
We handle truck accident cases on a contingency basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees unless you recover money damages. We have the financial resources to fully investigate your claim and prepare the best possible case.
We have experience in all types of injury and wrongful death claims involving commercial flatbed trucks:
- Injuries from unsecured loads
- Overloaded freight, FMCSA load violations
- Violations of FMCSA maintenance requirements
- Brake and steering failure, jackknife and rollover accidents
- Decoupling accidents
When handling a truck accident case, our firm thoroughly investigates the factors leading up to the crash. We understand that a truck accident is never just an accident, which is why we conduct a thorough review of a truck driver's habits leading up to the crash to determine whether the trucking company violated any FMCSA regulations.
A National Truck Accident Law Firm
The legal team at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain handles cases involving serious truck accident injuries throughout the country, including in Illinois, California, Texas and Florida. It can cost more than $100,000 to litigate a truck accident case, which is why it is important to choose a firm that has the legal experience and resources to get results.
Since 1984, we have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients in some of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in the country. To speak with an HFM truck accident attorney about your case, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.