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Spilled Cargo Big Truck Accidents in Charles County, Maryland

Collisions and crashes are not the only way that people can be injured by automobile, truck, and vehicle accidents on the roads of Southern Maryland. Spilled cargo is one such way, and spilled cargo can be deadly. It might be as simple as a Christmas tree sliding off a car roof, lumber flying loose from a bouncing pickup truck, or a precarious pile of wooden pallets not tied down well enough. More dangerous is cargo falling onto the road or onto nearby vehicles from tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other big trucks.

In terms of legal liability under the laws of Maryland, if an injury results from spilled cargo, the at-fault party (or parties) can be brought to justice. Injured parties have a right to make insurance claims and bring civil litigation to recover compensation for their injuries and for damage to their vehicles and personal property. If this has happened to you or a loved one, call for a consultation with the experienced and top-rated Maryland big rig accident attorney here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Our number is (301) 870-1200. We have offices here in Waldorf, Maryland, and provide personal injury legal services for La Plata, Clinton, Bowie, Greenbelt, Landover, and other communities in Southern Maryland.

Lost or spilled cargo can cause many types of accidents and injuries. The cargo itself can topple onto nearby vehicles causing direct injury and damage, or can cause a vehicle following behind to swerve and crash into roadside obstacles like guardrails or even other vehicles on the road. With lost or spilled cargo, the driver carrying the cargo is almost always the at-fault party. Under the laws of negligence here in Maryland, every driver who is hauling any sort of material has a duty to secure said material so that it does not spill or fall off of the vehicle carrying the material. If the material is spilled onto the road, that is a breach of duty which leads to legal liability for any injuries or damage caused.

This is particularly true for Maryland big rig and tractor-trailer accidents resulting from spilled cargo. Maryland — and the federal government — have extensive regulations on how big trucks must secure their cargo. There are weight limits, regulations on how the cargo must be distributed, strength and tension requirements for the chains, belts, and ties that secure the cargo, speed limits, rules with respect to the distance between vehicles and braking distances, etc. Aside from the driver of the tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler, there may be other at-fault parties, including the owner of the truck, the employer of the driver, the loading company, and more.

Victims can recover compensation for all injuries and damage, including medical bills, lost wages, damage to vehicles, pain and suffering, emotional and mental injuries, and much more. If you have been injured from a lost cargo accident here in Waldorf, Maryland, call us for a consultation.

Contact Waldorf, MD Big Truck Personal Injury Attorney Robert Castro Today

This article has been provided by the Law Office of Robert Castro. For more information or questions, contact our office to speak to an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer at (301) 870-1200. We are Waldorf, MD Big Rig Accident Personal Injury lawyers. Our address is 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD, 20601.