Truck Equipment Failure Accidents

Truck Equipment Failure Accidents

When a piece of equipment on a truck fails, the consequences can be disastrous, yet equipment failures are one of the top reasons for truck accidents. When these types of incidents occur, there may be little a driver can do to control the rig, no matter how much skill and experience they may have.

Common equipment failures

  • Tire blowouts may be caused by potholes and defective roads, but they also occur when a tire is worn, or not properly inflated
  • Tire tread separation
  • Brake failures
  • Steering defects
  • Unsecured loads
  • Cargo overload
  • Trailer/Truck separation

Determining Liability

Federal regulations provide strict guidelines on safety inspections and monitoring to try to prevent the most common types of equipment failures before they can cause an accident. If the truck operator fails to follow these rules, they may be liable for any accidents and injuries they cause. However, some failures may be the fault of a manufacturer, installer, distributor, or in the case of cargo failure, the company that loads and secures the cargo may be at fault.

Evidence, documentation, driver’s log, company personnel records, electronic monitor (black box)data.

Compensation for Injuries

Serious accidents that often cause serious injuries to those involved. May be able to seek compensation for

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional trauma and mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering

If your loved one was killed in this type of crash, you may be able to seek wrongful death, medical expenses, lost earning, loss of consortium,

We’ve spent decades fighting for the rights of those who were injured by the negligence of someone else and we stand ready to fight for you. Contact us now to learn if you are eligible for compensation.

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