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A 3-Step Guide to Evaluating A Load Securement Case

I am pleased to share the news that my article, A 3-Step Guide To Evaluating A Load Securement Case, was recently published in the American Association for Justice's TLG Journal of Trucking Litigation. In this article written to help guide personal injury and truck accident attorneys, I share the key steps to follow when pursuing justice after a truck accident.

The 3 Steps in Load Securement Cases

A 3-step Guide to Evaluating a Load Securement Case
A 3-step Guide to Evaluating a Load Securement Case

As I wrote in the article (available below as a PDF download), there are three steps to evaluating load securement cases. The steps that I've detailed are drawn from my own experience in handling major truck accident cases over more than 15 years. Below are three steps steps, presented very briefly.

Step 1: Identify Relevant FMCSRs and Other Regulations

Review the relevant rules and regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. There are very detailed and specific rules that dictate how loads are to be securely safely and regularly checked.

Step 2: Identify the Governing Law

Consider how courts have ruled on similar loading and securement cases in your own jurisdiction – and across the country.

Step 3: Evaluation the Potential Players and Theories of Liability

Build a case by applying the trucking regulations, knowing the pertinent cases on the issue, conducting case-specific discovery and hiring leading experts in the industry.

Get Help with Your Load Securement Case

As a truck accident attorney, I regularly consult with personal injury attorneys across the country. They turn to me for advice or guidance on how to approach their truck accident cases. In fact, I often accept referral cases and offers to co-counsel. If getting my experience and knowledge involved in your case strikes you as a good idea – please get in touch with me via twhiting@wlglaw.net or 1-877-936-7200.

Download the Full Article

A 3-Step Guide to Evaluating A Load Securement Case (PDF: 1MB)