A serious trucking accident due to shifting loads can be prevented in three ways.

The driver can examine his load before departing to make sure that it is fixed. His employer, the trucking company, should abide by federal regulations on the securing of freight. The shipper should fulfill its duty in tying down cargo.

When most or all of these responsibilities are overlooked before a trip through Tennessee or across the country, a shifting-loads accident with other vehicles could result, changing or ending innocent lives in the process.

If one of these accidents has injured you or claimed the life of a loved one, your Tennessee attorneys for truck accidents caused by improperly loaded cargo can be found at Bart Durham Injury Law — serving personal injury clients in Greater Nashville and statewide with more than 75 combined years of experience.

For more than three decades, The attorneys at our firm have been protecting the rights of people injured in truck accidents throughout Tennessee. If a truck’s shifting load or a runaway trailer accident caused serious or catastrophic injuries for you or a member of your family, our team of experienced Nashville lawyers can help you achieve the justice you deserve.

We are proud of our firm’s record of successfully handling thousands of cases for satisfied personal injury clients — cases primarily related to collisions between large commercial trucks and trailers and much smaller vehicles. At our law firm, justice isn’t just a word, it’s a right. We demand it.

When you need personal injury attorneys for truck accidents caused by improperly loaded cargo, contact the office for a free consultation. From anywhere in Tennessee, call toll free 800-844-1712.

Why Are Overloaded Trucks So Dangerous?

Trucks that weigh too much pose dangers to everyone on the highway. Here’s why:

  • Drivers of overweight trucks have a harder time judging the stopping distance and bringing the vehicle to a halt in time to avoid a collision.
  • The added weight makes the force of an impact even greater, resulting in more catastrophic injuries for the occupants of passenger cars.
  • If the truck is too heavy, its tires may not support the weight, and bursting tires can cause the truck to swerve and lose control.
  • Overloaded vehicles gain greater momentum as they travel downhill, which can place increased stress on the brakes and sometimes cause the brakes to fail.
  • Overloading a truck often raises its center of gravity, which increases the chances of a rollover accident.

Let Bart Durham Injury Law Work For You

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued strict rules for truckers and shippers about the loading, stacking, balancing and secure affixing of their freight.

When these rules are not heeded, these kinds of shifting loads personal injury accidents can result:

  • Trucks or trailers overturned on corners or curves
  • Jackknifed trucks due to shifting cargo
  • Tarps or cargo strewn on roadways, endangering motorists
  • Spills of hazardous cargo

From start to finish of the legal process that adjudicates your shifting loads accident injury claim, your attorney will be responsive and available to discuss your case, so any late-breaking issues or concerns can be addressed. Our lawyers and staff always give honest answers to your questions and realistic assessments of your goals. You will receive quality, effective legal representation on a contingency-fee basis. There will be no attorneys’ fees unless you recover money damages for your injury or wrongful death claim.

You Deserve Justice — We Demand It

Call the law firm toll free at 800-844-1712 or contact the office by email or fax to arrange a free consultation.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Shifting Load Truck Accident

For a free consultation about a truck accident case, call Bart Durham Injury Law. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Reserve it now by calling 615-242-9000 or Toll Free at 800-844-1712. Our firm accepts accident cases on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict. Se habla Español.