Austin Unsecured Cargo Attorney
Cargo and freight regulations are dense and often vary according to the type of cargo being transported and the type of vehicle being used. When investigating truck accidents, our Austin unsecured cargo accident attorneys explore every potential cause and every possible incident of trucking law violations in order to hold negligent trucking companies accountable for their failures to comply with regulations and liable for the damages they cause victims.
As our legal team has worked many truck accident cases in the past, we have accumulated a strong working knowledge of the many FMCSA regulations in place, and our Austin truck accident attorneys use this insight to the full advantage of our clients when fighting for the compensation they need and deserve.
Regulations for Securing Cargo
As trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles are such massive machines, the federal government takes many precautions that are designed to reduce the risks and prevalence of devastating truck accidents. While there are many different federal trucking laws and regulations in place, some of the most important are those that enforce certain standards surrounding the cargo and freight trucks transport.
By ensuring that truck drivers and trucking companies take reasonable measures to secure cargo and comply with various freight regulations, the risks of serious accidents resulting from improperly loaded trucks can be significantly reduced. Unfortunately, trucking companies are motivated to make as much money as possible, and in their efforts to increase profits, they often neglect the safety of others on public roads and highways.
Trucking regulations are established and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The FMCSA enforces hundreds of laws, many of which pertain specifically to the ways in which trucking companies are permitted to load vehicles and secure freight. Among the many loading regulations, some of the most important include:
- Proper securing, placement, and restraint of cargo and freight
- Weight limits and restrictions
- Safety regulations for loads with hazardous materials or substances
- Proper maintenance of cargo, vehicles, and securement devises
- Proper use of tiedowns
- Commodity- and vehicle-specific cargo regulations
Discus Your Unique Case With An Austin Unsecured Cargo Attorney
Whether cargo or freight violations played a role in causing your truck accident is a matter that will be determined only after meticulous, in-depth investigations. With the resources and experience to conduct these investigations thoroughly, our legal team knows precisely what to look for and precisely how to present clear and convincing evidence that a trucking company failed to abide by the law. Unsecured cargo and freight cause a significant percentage of all trucking accidents, and trucking companies must be held liable for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they cause as the result of their negligence.
By working with our firm’s seasoned and compassionate personal injury attorneys, you will gain the support you need to navigate these difficult experiences. As we know that truck accidents can create serious injuries and even wrongful death, our legal team stops at nothing when fighting on behalf of injured victims and families. Attorney Adam Loewy, our firm’s founding lawyer, devotes his personal attention to each and every client we serve, always making sure to be available to their needs, whenever they are in need. As he has also been included in the prestigious list of Texas Super Lawyers® and has earned inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, you can gain further confidence knowing that his skills and legal abilities are at the top of his field. We invite you to discuss your case and accident personally with a member of our legal team to learn more about the ways in which we can help. Contact The Loewy Law Firm today.