Chain Reaction Crashes Due to Cargo Spills

Chain Reaction Crashes Due to Cargo Spills

When you think of cargo spills in truck crashes, you might think of fuel or another substance that catches fire, explodes, or exposes people in the vicinity to toxic fumes. However, even seemingly harmless cargo can cause serious injuries in a spill, as it can often cause a chain reaction crash. If you were injured in this type of crash, contact a Covington truck accident attorney immediately for help.

Cargo in the Road

When cargo is not secured properly, it can shift and spill out of a commercial truck. This can happen with flatbed trucks, enclosed trailers, or other types of commercial vehicles. You can bet that most drivers on the highway do not expect to suddenly encounter items from a truck falling onto the road, often in the path of oncoming traffic. Drivers might not be able to stop, or they might swerve to avoid cargo spills and, instead, hit other vehicles. Often, cargo spills can lead to multiple vehicles crashing and injuries to multiple people.

If you suffered injuries in a cargo spill accident, you should discuss the matter with an experienced lawyer right away. Cargo spills can happen due to the negligence of other parties, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Third-party loading crews

If someone failed to secure cargo or latch a trailer door properly, and cargo spilled as a result, that party – and likely their employer – can be held responsible for your medical bills and other losses.

Learn How a Covington Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help

At the law office of Ben F. Windham, P.C., we handle complex truck crash cases involving many different circumstances, including cargo spills. If you suffered injuries in a collision involving a truck and believe someone else was to blame, please contact us for your free case evaluation as soon as you can.