Lumber Truck Accidents Can Be Catastrophic
Everyone has seen trucks going down the road hauling logs on a flatbed with the logs held in place by chains. Although other problems can occur that cause accidents by a lumber truck, proper securement of the load and balancing the load are frequently contributing factors in an accident.
The law office of Isaacs & Isaacs has experienced lumber truck accident attorneys available to discuss your accident with you across the U.S.A. Call us at 800-800-8888 at any time day or night and let us show you how we can help. Witnesses disappear as well as evidence, and the clock starts ticking for the statute of limitations, so you should call as soon as possible after an accident.
Lumber Truck Loads Are Regulated
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates how loads should be secured and transported on lumber trucks. Mistakes cause accidents that result in serious injuries. However, drivers or other personnel who are poorly trained or not supervised sufficiently can cause a truck to overturn or spill its load on top of or in the path of other vehicles.
Poor Maintenance in a Lumber Truck
Poor maintenance can be a serious problem with a lumber truck because of the heavy weight and size of the load it may be transporting. A blown tire, faulty brakes or other maintenance issues can cause a truck to overturn, spilling its load, or be unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
Requirements for Log Transport in a Lumber Truck
Transportation of lumber has specific requirements that must be met for the load to be safely secured and taken to its destination. Logs being transported must not be over a specific length, weight and size and have to be transported on a vehicle made for log transportation. There are also regulations for load stabilization, bolsters and tie downs to maintain stability.
Our attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs understand how a victim of a lumber truck accident is faced with the anguish of serious injuries and mounting medical bills and expenses. You know that you have questions and our experienced lumber truck accident lawyers can help. You can call us anytime around the clock for a free consultation to see what we can do for you and have those questions answered.