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Improperly Securing Items in Trucks

When you need to move large items from one place to another, large trucks, pickup trucks, and trailers are often used because of their size. And while these vehicles are typically safe when carrying large amounts of cargo, if drivers fail to properly tied down or secure items, there is an increased risk of them shifting and possibly falling onto the road during transit.

If items fall out of the back of trucks or trailers, they can cause devastating accidents on roadways when vehicles swerve to miss them or if they collide with the fallen objects. If you or someone you know has been in a car accident caused by improperly secured cargo, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To speak with a qualified legal representative, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule an initial consultation.

Properly Securing Cargo

In order to keep other drivers safe on the road, drivers who are transporting cargo in the backs of their pickup trucks or trailers need to responsibly pack and secure their load before driving. Some helpful tips for securing items are:

  • Use more tie downs than you think you’ll need
  • Spread heavy items evenly across the surface of the vehicle
  • Don’t take risks with cargo—if you have to, make two trips

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At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we are dedicated to helping accident victims pursue compensation for their related losses. Contact our Racine car accident lawyers today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about what we may be able to do for you.

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