Accidents Caused By Improperly Maintained Trucks
Truckers have an enormous responsibility not only to freight transport, but to retailers and manufacturers all across the country. They are ultimately responsible for transporting millions of pounds of product each year. This responsibility also translates to those who share the road with them. If the trucks are not maintained properly, it can impact the safety of the other cars, trucks and motorcycles on the road.
According to “The Large Truck Crash Causation Study” published in 2007 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an estimated 10 percent of all truck crashes include critical reasons related to vehicle/mechanical issues. The top three associated factors rated by risk were brake problems, tire problems and cargo shift. It is crucial that the safety of the truck is vigorously maintained by both the driver and the trucking company.
At the Bowers Law Firm, we understand the devastation that can be caused in a truck accident. We will work with industry experts and accident reconstructionists to determine the cause of the accident. If the accident was caused by lack of maintenance, the trucking company might be liable to pay monetary compensation for your injuries, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Trucking Injury Attorneys Serving Wyoming, Idaho And Utah
As negligent truck maintenance attorneys serving the Mountain States, we are well-equipped to handle cases involving a broad range of factors, including:
- Failing to maintain logbook
- Failing to check tire pressure and tread wear
- Failing to check break lights and headlights
- Failing to check air brake pressure
Truck drivers are professional drivers who must be held to a higher standard than other motorists. Ultimately, they are driving a vehicle large enough to destroy other vehicles on the road. If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident that can be traced to faulty safety equipment or improper maintenance, contact a lawyer at any of our regional offices.
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When you need a truck accident attorney who will take your legal problems seriously and move aggressively on your behalf, contact the Bowers Law Firm right away for a free consultation. We will dedicate our efforts to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call toll-free 833-733-5646 or send us an email.