Accidents Caused by Falling Debris
At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP, our attorneys advocate for truck accident victims. We represent people who suffered injuries in wrecks caused by debris falling from trucks. We help them obtain compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering, medical expenses and lost income.
Our lawyers have been undertaking personal injury work for more than 30 years. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you. If you have been injured because of falling debris from a truck, contact an attorney to learn if you have a case. Contact our law firm at (706) 432-8320
Examples of Cases
Our law firm fights for clients who have suffered an injury in a truck accident caused by falling debris. We handle cases such as these:
- Heavy construction equipment falling from lowboy trailer because items were not properly chained
- Steel beams and concrete drains rolling from trailer
- Hazardous materials released after tanker truck accident or rollover
- Large items littering roadway after tractor-trailer accident
When this happens on a busy roadway, the falling debris can result in serious accidents. Heavy equipment falling from a lowboy can crush a car. Steel beams and other large items dropped on the highway can cause cars to crash in their efforts to avoid materials on the road. And chemicals and other hazardous substances can cause problems for people hours or days after their exposure to such materials.
We investigate the crashes and the causes of chemical spills. We find out whether the items were properly tied down according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. We determine whether the cargo was properly secured or whether load shift contributed to the accident. We learn whether the tanker was fully secured or whether the release of toxic substances was due to an error in sealing the container. We interview witnesses, consult experts and analyze the scene. We use the information we acquire to build strong cases for full compensation for our clients.