Who is Responsible for an Unsecured Load that Leads to a Florida Trucking Accident?

The truck driver, the company that owns the truck, and the company whose job it was to load and secure the cargo can all potentially be held responsible for an unsecured load that leads to a trucking accident. By hiring a trucking accident attorney, you can be sure you are pursuing all the financial compensation from each person responsible.

First, the driver is responsible for adhering to the rules of the road. Because they drive larger vehicles, truckers have a larger responsibility to drive carefully. Overworked truck drivers trying to make more money by going longer distances in shorter times can cause trucking accidents when they drive erratically and topple an unsecured load.

Second, the company that owns the truck can also be found at fault. Old or worn truck hardware that gives out can release a load onto the highway. Common cargo like construction supplies, logs, or even cars can come tumbling off of a truck bed if its parts are worn, creating an unsecured load.

Third, and often overlooked, is the company that loaded and secured the cargo on the truck can also be found at fault. An experienced trucking accident attorney knows to investigate all who could be at fault in your Florida trucking accident and this is yet another outlet for financial compensation.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.