Failure to Maintain Trucks
Find Compensation with a Tampa Bay Truck Accident Lawyer
Eighteen-wheeler commercial trucks, also known as big rigs, are heavy vehicles.
On the road, they are imposing and command a large presence. Because of
their size and their functions as transportation and cargo-carrying vehicles
that companies use, they also require regular maintenance. Without this,
it is possible that the driver could lose control or worse yet, cause
an accident and harm to another driver.
truck accidents caused by failure to maintain can be prevented. Because of negligence,
especially if the trucking company was negligent in ensuring its trucks
were safe to take the road, others sustain
injuries. You have the right to seek compensation—that is why you should
contact Paulsen Law Group as soon as possible.
Examples of Failure to Maintain
Without the proper maintenance, there are many ways a big-rig truck could
be affected. It may involve anything from engine problems. For example,
commercial trucks are required to have reflector tape on the vehicles,
which gives drivers in other vehicles a better visibility of the truck,
especially at night. When these reflectors are dirty, worn out, or missing,
it could lead to an accident.
Other examples failing to maintain the vehicle:
- Braking failure
- Failing to inspect lights, reflectors, brakes, or parts
- Exceeding mileage or hourly limits
When a truck accident occurs, this prompts an investigation from the DOT
to determine the cause. As Tampa Bay truck accident lawyers, we acknowledge
that the government’s investigation is vital. At the same time,
we make sure to conduct our investigation so that we can filter out the
facts of the matter. We do everything in our power to ensure that your
injury claim adequately represents the extent of your injuries.
Free Consultations Offered
If you have been injured in a truck accident, and you believe that it was
due to failure maintain the truck, we urge you to contact our Tampa Bay
truck accident attorneys at Paulsen Law Group. You may be entitled to
receive compensation for injuries, matter how minor or severe, as well
as other expenses related to your accident.
You pay nothing unless we win your case. Request your
free consultation—call us today!