Occasionally, a big-rig driver can lose control of his rig because of shifting or falling cargo.
It is possible for building products to fall off a tractor trailer or bulldozers, front-end loaders, or any type of heavy equipment in transport to break from their moorings - all resulting in a devastating accident.
When a tractor-trailer jackknifes because of shifting cargo, innocent motorists close by can be injured. Truck drivers must abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which specify how a large truck's load must be contained, secured and immobilized. By following these rules, the truck's stability and maneuverability are not affected. A trucker is not allowed to operate a commercial vehicle unless the vehicle's cargo is properly distributed and secured according to federal regulations.
If you are involved and injured in an accident with a big-rig that was caused because the cargo was not properly secured, contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has handled cases involving big-rig trucks. This may constitute negligence and serve as the legal basis for you to file a personal injury lawsuit against the trucking company and its driver.