The Risks of Different Kinds of Truck Cargo

Large trucks transport innumerable types of cargo every day. Some types of cargo pose additional risks in the case of a collision. If you have been injured in a truck accident, call an experienced Coweta County truck accident attorney for help today.

The following are different types of cargo and the unique risks they pose to cause accidents and injuries:

  • Large equipment, lumber, or other oversized items—These items are generally transported on a flatbed truck. In the event of an accident, the trailer may tip over and these very large items might spill onto the roadway in the path of vehicles or even on top of vehicles.

  • Gasoline and other flammables—As you may imagine, these types of flammable materials may ignite in a collision, causing fires or even explosions.

  • Automobiles—When a truck is carrying numerous automobiles and is in an accident, there is always a chance that the vehicles will come unsecured and can cause devastating chain reaction accidents if they roll or fall off of the truck.

  • Fruits and vegetables—Though fruits and vegetables may seem innocuous enough, if a truck carrying produce is in a collision, these items may come loose and roll, covering the highway for a large distance. Other vehicles may then hit or swerve to avoid the fruits or vegetables and get into additional collisions.

These are, of course, only come examples of truck cargo that can cause additional injuries in an accident. No matter what type of cargo a truck was carrying, a negligent driver should be held liable for all accidents and injuries.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

No matter what kind of cargo a truck is carrying, the driver should always drive in a reasonably safe manner to avoid accidents and injuries to motorists. If you have been injured in an accident with a large commercial truck and you believe you were not at fault, you are likely entitled to compensation from the responsible party. At Shane Smith Law, our experienced truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping truck accident victims recover, so call our office today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule your free consultation.