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Improperly Securing Items in Trucks
One of the most useful vehicles you can own while moving large items like furniture or just a lot of small cargo is a pickup truck and trailer. Pickup trucks, commercial trucks, and trailers are great for moving large amounts of cargo across town or across the state. Unfortunately, they can also be extremely dangerous if the driver failed to properly pack, secure, and tie down the cargo in the back of his or her truck. Loose items can fall out of truck and on to the road, putting innocent drivers at risk of an accident.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in an accident caused by a motorist’s failure to secure cargo adequately, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation. Contact the Cedar Rapids car accident lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified legal representatives.
Tips to Avoid an Accident
Automobile accidents can happen at any time. Although you cannot always predict when someone else will act negligently, you can take preventative actions to lessen your risk of an accident. If you are close to a truck loaded with cargo, be sure to:
- Give yourself plenty of room behind them to dodge objects that may fall
- Never remain in these vehicle’s blind spots longer than absolutely necessary
- Think about where you will go if an item were to fall out of the truck or trailer
- Attempt to alert the driver of loose cargo
For assistance in pursuing the financial compensation that you may be due if you have been harmed in a collision caused by improperly secured cargo, contact the Cedar Rapids car accident lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., by calling (319) 294-4424.