When the load on a semitruck or tractor-trailer shifts, it can throw the truck off balance and lead to devastating accidents. Loads that shift while on open trailers, such as those that haul timber, can fall from the trailer and crush nearby bystanders or motorists. Any load shifting accident – whether caused by incorrect loading techniques, overloading, failure to secure loads properly, failure to center or balance the load or any other cause – can lead to life-altering injuries or the loss of a beloved relative.
In these situations, truck companies and their insurance companies should be held liable for the harm they have caused. However, they will do everything they can to evade responsibility, so you need to turn to an experienced truck accident attorney to make sure they are held accountable for their actions.
Pennsylvania Truck Crash Lawyers
For more than 30 years, those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to load shift and other causes of truck accidents have turned to Gismondi & Associates. I am attorney John Gismondi, and I founded this firm in order to provide high-quality legal representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Today, the actions of our Pittsburgh load shift accident lawyers have given our firm a reputation as one of the state's pre-eminent personal injury law firms. This reputation ensures that when opposing counsel sees our name attached to a load shift claim, they know it must be taken seriously.
We Understand The Complex Regulations Involved In Truck Accident Cases
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has many regulations that relate to securing loads on semitrucks, tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. The appropriate method of securing changes depends on the type of load. A few types of securing methods and tools include:
- Strapping (ratchet, flat hook, tie downs)
- Dunnage bags
Whether the load is composed of boxes, logs, machinery or anything else, we are familiar with the methods that should have been used to ensure the load did not shift.
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If you have been injured or a loved one killed by load shift or any other type of truck accident, call us now toll free at 1-888-529-1255 to arrange a free consultation. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania.