Falling Objects or Debris Resulting in AccidentsMany have experienced foreign debris causing accident to their vehicle or bodies. Foreign debris from asphalt, potholes or other vehicles can cause serious injuries and entitle you to recovery. When a party fails to properly fasten their “load” and subsequent damage is caused they can be held liable for the injuries suffered. Failure to properly fasten cargo can cause serious damage to vehicles within proximity to your vehicle. In fact cargo related accidents resulting from improperly fastened cargo or freight cause hundreds of accidents annually. Our offices have the resources to join defendants and help you achieve maximum recovery for your accident. Freight related accidents are dangerous primarily because they occur on interstate transit roads when vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed. Additionally, the cargo is generally heavy or bulky items which can cause serious injury.
Steps to take after an accident: What to do after a highway crashMost victims fail to take down notes regarding all events surrounding the incident including the weather, speed and make of the vehicle, whether the cargo was properly secured and if secured by what means. This information is critical to establishing liability and obtaining the best recovery possible. Our offices have the resources to aggressively pursue your case; we will make sure to help you obtain sufficient recovery to pay for any and all medical costs and the repair of your vehicle. After obtaining medical attention for your injuries we recommend that you contact a qualified and experienced cargo injury attorney or freight injury accident attorney. Our highway accident lawyers at Downtown LA Law can help. We have the skills to negotiate and deliver results.
Types of Injuries caused by falling objects on highwaysInjuries related to improperly fastened freight or cargo can be moderate to severe. A list of injuries associated with such types of injuries includes:
- Head trauma, traumatic brain injuries;
- Vehicle loss, including totaled vehicle, broken windshield, frame damage and other types of damage;
- Hearing loss;
- Loss of sight;
- Permanent loss of limbs or amputation of limbs;
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Neck injuries and soft tissue injuries
- Shock and other health complications.
- There are close to 5,000,000 highway accidents every year
- Of those near 1.5 million result in injuries
- In California their are over 3,000 roadway fatalities every year
- 45 million drovers still operate a motor vehicle without using a Seattle One of the most dangerous activities while driving on a highway is not putting on seat belts.