Accidents Caused by Unsecured or Overloaded Trucks

The purpose of semi-trucks is to transport large or hazardous cargo from one location to another. Cargo must be safely secured before travel. If cargo is unsecured or if a truck is overloaded, a serious accident is more likely to occur.

If you have been a victim of trucking accident because of unsafe loading practices, The Law Offices of Roy K. Lisko offers personal attention from an experienced lawyer. Attorney Roy Lisko has over 30 years of experience handling truck and tractor-trailer accident cases.

To talk to an experienced attorney about an accident resulting from overloaded, unsecured truck cargo, contact our State College law office at 814-237-6673 or toll free at 800-640-1064.

Handling State College Cases Involving Injuries Caused by Unsecured Truck Loads

Pennsylvania follows federal regulations for trucks engaged in interstate commerce. Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations contains safe practices for loading trucks and other commercial vehicles. Safe loading practices include:

  • Properly distributing and adequately securing cargo
  • Securing the equipment used to fasten cargo
  • Ensuring that cargo does not obstruct the driver's view or physical mobility
  • Inspecting cargo within the first 50 miles after beginning the trip and adjusting cargo and securement devices, if necessary

Truck drivers traveling within the state need to follow similar rules for securing and loading cargo. If you have sustained injuries because a driver failed to secure cargo on the truck, you need an attorney who is fully committed to helping you secure maximum compensation. Attorney Lisko will help you pursue the best option for your case.

Contact Our Law Office

Our firm will provide you with personal attention, individualized legal counsel and aggressive legal advocacy for your truck accident case. Contact our State College law firm today at 814-237-6673 to speak to an attorney about your injuries caused by unsecured or overloaded truck cargo.