Vehicle Transporter Truck Accidents Lawyer
There are inherent dangers when transporting any type of vehicle, which can make serious truck accidents and injuries more likely to occur.
Cars, motorcycles, boats, and other types of vehicles are generally shipped in from manufacturing regions via flatbeds, cargo carriers, and other types of vehicle transporters. As Salina sits at the junction of two major interstates, it is not uncommon for residents to have to share the road with these massive machines. Unfortunately, there is little room for error, both in loading and in operations. When accidents do occur, the injuries can be severe. At Neustrom & Associates, our Salina personal injury attorneys protect your rights to compensation, helping you hold drivers and the companies they work for liable for the damages you suffer.
We Defend Your Rights in Truck Accidents Involving Vehicle Transporters
Have you ever shared the road with an auto transport truck, in which dozens of vehicles seemed to be loosely attached to a trailer? While you may be inclined to reassure yourself that drivers know what they are doing and that the vehicles being hauled are secure, the fact is that these types of trucks are involved in numerous accidents each day.
According to statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), close to 1,500 auto transporter truck accidents occur each year. These figures do not include all the other types of vehicles being transported in either open air or closed cargo carriers, which represent more than 10% of all truck traffic on the roads each year.
When truck accidents do occur, it is often other drivers who suffer the most serious harm. At Neustrom & Associates, our Salina vehicle transport truck accident attorneys defend the rights of motorists seeking compensation in these cases.
We Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries
Moving.com reports that there are several types of trucks used in vehicle transport, with each presenting certain risks:
- Open air trailers, often used for cars or boats, rely on chains or straps, which can easily slip out of place. Loose parts on the vehicle that are improperly secured can fly off, endangering others on the road.
- Closed cargo containers, often used for high-end autos and motorcycles, provide a higher level of protection for these items, but drivers must use care in loading practices. Imbalanced and unsecured loads can shift during transport, making it more likely that the truck will roll over or lose control when navigating curves in the road.
When accidents do happen, Neustrom & Associates can help you in holding both the driver and the trucking company they work for responsible for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you suffer.
Contact Our Salina Transport Truck Accident Attorneys Today
At Neustrom & Associates, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side, helping you get the compensation you need to recover when truck accidents and injuries occur. To request a consultation to discuss your case, contact our Salina transport truck attorneys today to request a consultation.