Boise, Idaho, sees its fair share of traffic, including commercial traffic, which involves 18-wheelers and semi-trucks driving on our roads every day. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not unheard of, and sometimes unavoidable. Many of these wrecks involve lost loads, which can add another element of danger.

Injuries sustained from accidents involving large trucks and lost loads are often life threatening—or at least life altering. Lost load accidents can result in serious brain and neck injuries. They also tend to be expensive and involve changes in lifestyle, travel, and many other details.

To manage the aftermath of your truck accident, the best course of action is to retain the services of a qualified Boise lost load truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates.


What Is a Lost Load?

A lost load is defined as a load that comes loose from the trailer it was supposed to be secured to, sometimes landing in the way of and even on top of other drivers. The load may strike one or more vehicles and could throw the truck off track in such a way as to cause an accident.

The most economical method of transporting goods is obviously to carry as much as possible to the same place at once. Because of this, the loads hauled by truckers are often unimaginably heavy and able to cause serious damage and injury, especially if they gather momentum when coming loose.


Who Is Responsible for Lost Load Accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regularly revises the rules and regulations that govern the requirements for securing loads. Many trucking companies have policies that require the driver to confirm that the load was secured correctly.

However, even if the load was secured properly, that doesn’t mean that a lost load accident can’t happen. Mechanical failure can cause sudden jolts, and tie-down straps sometimes break. To determine who or what was responsible for your 18-wheeler accident, we’ll need to thoroughly examine what caused the load to come loose in the first place.


Seeking Compensation for Lost Loads in Idaho

Litigating lost loads in Idaho truck accidents involves more than just stepping into the courtroom as a victim. We’ll need to perform a thorough investigation of the truck accident and pinpoint precisely who was at fault—the trucker, trucking company, distributor, or parts manufacturer.

This process can be difficult to perform on your own, especially while you deal with recovering from your injuries.


Idaho Truck Accident Lawyers with Experience

When it comes to truck accidents, the legal process can be challenging and difficult. Odds are good that you will be facing opposing lawyers and other professionals representing the trucking company and the driver. It’s crucial that you have someone on your side who has the experience to represent your best interests.

The lawyers of Craig Swapp & Associates can examine the details of the accident and ensure the right person or entity is held accountable. If you believe you are entitled to compensation for a truck accident, complete the form below or call our office toll free at 1-800-404-9000 to arrange a time for your free case evaluation.