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Improper Truck Maintenance Causes Truck Accidents

Common Causes | Improper Truck Maintenance

Truck accidents involving a commercial truck and passenger vehicle can lead to life-altering consequences. Because semi-trucks and 18-wheelers can weigh in excess of 80 tons, while the average car or pickup truck weighs 3 tons, a truck accident can result in serious injuries and even death.

A poorly maintained commercial truck can be the cause of a fatal 18-wheeler accident. Under federal law, truck drivers are required to perform a specific set of safety and equipment checks each time they take to the road? Even after a brief rest break, truck drivers are supposed to ensure that their vehicle is in good working order. Commercial trucking companies are responsible for ensuring all semi trucks are properly and regularly inspected and maintained.

Failure to maintain the cab, trailer, hydraulic brakes, or tires of a tractor-trailer rig can result in a devastating truck accidents. The negligence may be on the part of the trucking company, a maintenance contractor, or the driver. Often however, evidence of inadequate or negligent maintenance procedures can be ambiguous and difficult to discern.

The truck accident lawyers at Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. utilize a team of highly trained lawyers, trucking experts, and accident reconstruction experts that utilize laser plotting, for recreation of accidents, similar to what the U.S. government used in Iraq. The research is so in depth that we can actually recreate and animate your accident so the jury can see how the accident truly happened. Trucking companies are notorious for destroying, falsifying, deleting and spoiling evidence so that you can’t prove your case. I know how to beat those tricks.

In all large truck cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.