Containerized Cargo Accidents

Containerized Cargo Accidents

Across the nation, the United States Federal Highway Administration is responsible for overseeing the general freight management system. This government agency also delivers information in regards to freight trucks and containerized cargo trucks relating to commercial vehicles. Citizens across our country depend on container transportation for goods and products in which we use each and every day.

Often times, containerized cargo trucks are sued when freight needs to be transported on multiple forms of transportation, without handling any of the freight itself. Of course this limits cargo handling with improves fright security, delivery time and also reduces the chances of the freight becoming damaged. Unfortunately, these large trucks are susceptible to be involved in accidents with negligent drivers.

The truck accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have great sympathy for those involved in containerized cargo accidents and believe that if you or a loved one has been injured, the victim may be entitled to compensation benefits for all injuries and damages. Our attorneys will work relentlessly to seek the maximum compensation benefits available as if our clients were a member of our own family.

Begin exploring your legal options by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.

Types of Containers

It was after the Second World War when container transportation started to become popular. This was established in order to increase international trade, productivity, and efficiency.  These reusable steel containers are also referred to as intermodal containers. With such containers shippers can transport a great variety of goods and products.

Some common types of containers include:

  • Box
  • Conex box
  • Container
  • Freight containers
  • Hi-cube containers
  • ISO containers
  • SeaCan
  • Shipping containers

Of course, as with any type of large truck, they are put at an increased risk of being involved in an accident.

Causes of Container Truck Collisions

It is often that these truck drivers are pushed to work unreasonable hours in order to meet certain deadlines; unfortunately this leads too many different causes of accidents. These accidents are often more severe as these trucks are usually transporting thousands of pounds of goods and products. Some causes of container truck collisions include:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Bad weather driving
  • Construction zones
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driving under the influence
  • Exceeding weight limits
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Load shifts
  • Loss of cargo
  • Poor container maintenance
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Road rage
  • Tailgating
  • Texting while driving
  • Unsecured loads

When an accident is caused by one or more of the above, it will often lead to severe accidents and injuries.

Container Truck Collision Injuries

Following an accident with a truck, vehicle occupants along with pedestrians in the surrounding area may have experienced a wide range of injuries. These injuries are typically caused by the great force generated by these large vehicles. Some common container truck collision injuries include:

After an accident, our attorneys advise seeking medical attention no matter if injuries are evident or not. This will ensure all injuries are properly cared for and also avoid further injuries from occurring. It will also provide an experienced attorney with the necessary medical documentation needed to create a robust case against a negligent individual or entity.

Contact Our Container Truck Accident Attorneys Today

At Greg Coleman Law, our team of attorneys has decades of experience representing truck accident victims throughout Knoxville and across the entire state of Tennessee. With this experience, our attorneys are able to fight for the maximum compensation benefits available to our clients. By doing so, we have achieved over $250 Million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Being located in Knoxville, Tennessee, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed. Some of the locations our attorneys serve include:

  • Alcoa
  • Corryton
  • Eagleton Village
  • Farragut
  • Jefferson City
  • Kodak
  • Louisville
  • New Market
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oliver Springs

Our attorneys also sever the surrounding towns, cities, and suburbs of these areas while operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge our clients for our services unless a winning settlement or verdict has been established and you recover.

To begin exploring your legal options, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Review form on this page, or simply give our law firm a call at (865) 247-0080 today. Here a member of our team will answer your call and collect information about your case and connect you with an attorney ready to handle your case.