Defective Truck Equipment
Failure to comply with federal trucking regulations can often place innocent motorists in harms way. Many regulations specify that trucks must be kept in proper repair and follow maintenance schedules and inspections. By failing to do this, there may be defective parts on the truck that could cause a wreck while the driver is on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by defective truck equipment, you are not alone.
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Causes of Defective Truck Equipment and Mechanical Failure
There are many parts and systems on a truck that must be routinely inspected and maintained in order for a truck to operate safely. The following failures or defects could result in an accident:
- Tire defects, including tire blowouts and tread separation
- Brake failure or malfunction that prevents the truck from stopping or forces the truck to stop suddenly
- Defective straps and tie downs that cause unsecured loads to shift or fall off the trailer
- Defective coupling
- Broken mirrors
- Broken hydraulic hoses
- Faulty windshield wipers
- Defective wheels
- Defective anti-lock braking system (ABS) or truck brake failure that causes the truck to jackknife
- Steering defects
- Defective trailer hitch
- Steering mechanism failure
- Burned out headlights, taillights, turn signals
- Broken defroster
Many parties can be liable for a defective truck equipment accident, including the manufacturers of the defective parts, the trucking company or even the truck driver. If you were injured in a truck accident caused by defective parts, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has experience determining fault in these types of claims.
Contact an Experienced Defective Truck Equipment Lawyer
It is critical for Phoenix truck accident victims to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney. At Phillips Law Group, our lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully litigate a defective truck equipment injury claim. Our staff will be able to recreate the scene of the crash in order to pinpoint the exact cause and hold the responsible parties liable for the injuries that resulted from the accident.
We believe that our judicial system works best when personal injury victims are able to afford access to top legal counsel. In order to ensure this, our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm to pursue justice for your condition, there is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether by a jury verdict or through a settlement with the other parties involved.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a defective truck equipment lawsuit, contact our attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation. During an evaluation, one of our lawyers will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your injuries.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to defective truck equipment accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team of legal professionals, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.