Have you been injured in an oversized load trucking accident?

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An oversized load trucking accident is also known as a “load shift accident,” and it involves an unsecured, poorly-secured, or overloaded cargo that shifts position during transportation. This shift in weight can suddenly change a truck’s center of gravity and lead to destructive rollover or jack-knife crashes that have tragic consequences.

Generally, a load shifts during transit because it was not properly strapped down or because it was not well-balanced and centered in the first place. The attorneys of the Seattle Truck Law team understand the varying requirements for properly securing different types of cargo like rolls of paper, logs, and boxes. Because of our familiarity with trucking industry shipping methods and our network of expert resources, our oversized load trucking accident lawyers can recreate what happened in these tragic accidents to uncover complex causes and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions.

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We Represent Truckers Injured By Load Shifts

Truck drivers are frequently co-victims in load shift accident cases, as they are often unaware that the cargo was improperly secured and loaded by the shipper. The shipping company is liable for the results of their negligence when they provides the truck driver with a sealed load that is unbalanced. This can occur due to center stacking, improper balancing, or even failure by the shipping company to secure the load in the first place.

Our firm has experience representing truck drivers who suffer an injury or whose rigs roll over due to shipper negligence. The Seattle Truck Law lawyers are familiar with common methods used in the trucking industry to secure a load, including:

  • Bracing
  • Blocking
  • Strapping
  • Chains
  • Packaging
  • Void-fillers
  • Dunnage bags

We can use our familiarity with shipping methods and our knowledge of load shift situations to investigate the factors that led to an accident and show how shipper negligence played a role if this is the case. We understand that trucker injuries due to load shifts can lead to lost wages, medical costs, personal health complications, damage to personal property, and more – which is why we will pursue those responsible aggressively to protect your rights and recover the compensation that you deserve.

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Contact the Seattle Truck Law, PLLC. Attorneys Today

If you’ve been injured in an oversized load or load shift trucking accident, please call our office at (866) 580-4878 or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation with our attorneys today. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fee billing, which means that you will not have to pay any fees or expenses unless and until we make a recovery on your behalf.

It’s important to remember that time is of the essence in a personal injury case, as witnesses forget details and information becomes harder to uncover over time. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the greater advantage we will have in gathering evidence, investigating your claim, and advocating on your behalf.

About Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

Seattle Truck Law is a personal injury law firm that fights for clients who have been hurt in collisions with large trucks and buses. We also represent the families of victims who have lost their lives in these deadly wrecks. The firm serves clients in areas throughout Washington state, including Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and more. We also handle cases nationwide by working with the best local counsel.


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