I was injured in a truck accident caused by poor maintenance. Is the trucking company liable?

Accidents involving large trucks can leave victims facing substantial financial strain, devastating injuries, and property damage. There are many potential causes of truck accidents, including improper maintenance of a vehicle. When an accident occurs as a result of improper maintenance, the trucking company that owns the vehicle may be liable for a victim’s losses.

6 Situations Where a Trucking Company Is Liable for an Accident Caused By Poor Maintenance

What are some examples of how a trucking company might be liable for a victim’s injuries and property damage when the crash was caused by poor maintenance? The following is an overview:

  1. The trucking company failed to have the vehicle inspected by a qualified inspector at least once per year.
  2. The trucking company failed to remove a truck from the road for repair after discovering defects during inspection.
  3. The trucking company failed to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain all of the trucks under the company’s control.
  4. The trucking company failed to inspect the truck’s push out windows and emergency doors every 90 days.
  5. The trucking company failed to keep the frame, suspension systems, axles, wheels, and steering systems in safe and proper operating condition.
  6. The trucking company failed to keep maintenance records for at least one year.

Recognizing when a trucking company might be liable for an accident requires guidance from an experienced professional. We have assisted many clients in obtaining the compensation they deserve. It is important to act quickly, however, since time limitations apply to your ability to pursue a claim. To learn more, we encourage you to contact us today at 800-989-6385.

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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