Unsecured Load Accident Attorneys
When cargo, tires, or unsecured items fall off of a tractor-trailer, truck bed or off the roof of a vehicle, serious accidents can and do occur. These unsecured load accidents leave devastating injuries and even death. What makes these tragedies even worse is that these accidents are 100% preventable.
Proper securing of trailers, materials or cargo can prevent thousands of injuries and accidents each year. No matter how small, big, or how short the drive – all items being transported should be secure to ensure a safe trip for the driver of the vehicle, and the safety of other drivers.
Many driver do not realize that when they load objects into their pickup trucks that even heavy objects can become loose and go flying into traffic, often causing disastrous results as the object flies through a windshield or as motorists try to avoid the object.
Unsecured loads on the back of trucks or in the back of other vehicles cause approximately 25,000 crashes each year with approximately 80-90 fatalities. Even traveling at just 50 miles per hour an item weighing 20 pounds will crash into a car with an impact of one ton!
Unsecured load accidents cause serious head injuries, facial injuries, eye injuries, and even fatal injuries.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm can help you obtain compensation for injuries caused by unsecured cargo, trailers, or other materials. Common items that are often not secured include:
- Construction materials
- Landscaping or lawn mowing equipment
- Trailers carrying other vehicles
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If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has lost their life as a result of flying debris while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-444-5309 now for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.
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What To Do After an Accident
Call the police
A police report is a necessary document for any personal injury claim arising from an auto accident. This will not only contain information regarding how the accident occurred and whether injuries were sustained, but also witness information that may be valuable in future litigation. If for some reason you do not call the police immediately, there is a form you can complete to file an accident report after it occurs, which can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles site: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/aa-600.pdf
Seek medical treatment
If you sustained an injury in the accident, even if you are not sure whether it is serious, you should seek immediate medical treatment and truthfully describe your symptoms to the person who treats you. They may take X-Rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tests to determine whether you need treatment. It is common to receive a “sprain and strain” diagnosis, which the emergency room physicians may say should improve with rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen. Hopefully, you will improve. However, if you continue to have problems after the initial visit, you should consider following up with your regular doctor or a specialist to see if the injury is more severe than the original diagnosis would indicate.
Detail the accident
After a crash, you may have a vivid recollection of exactly what happened, or you may not recall the events. Since memories may fade over time, it is helpful to draw the road or intersection where the accident occurred, including the position of the vehicles and any traffic lights or signs. If you recall what speed you were traveling, whether you saw the other driver on a cell phone, or anything else that you think may be important, writing it down can help refresh your recollection later on.
Call your insurance agent
Your car insurance will likely cover your initial medical bills, up to your coverage limit. You may also have wage loss and property damage coverage. It is important to contact your insurance company to open the claim and provide them with whatever information they need.
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