Truck Accidents: Poor Maintenance
All commercial trucks are required to adhere to certain safety rules and regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration before venturing out onto public roads. One common problem for commercial vehicles is wear and tear because of the heavy loads that trucks often haul and the lengthy periods of time on the road. When trucks are not properly inspected for worn parts or when there is poor or lack of maintenance, the results can be catastrophic.
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When commercial trucks do not receive the proper maintenance that they require, the following may result:
A recent study showed that improper maintenance on trucks was one of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents. Each year, approximately 130,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths occur as a direct result of commercial truck accidents. Collisions that are the result of poor maintenance hold the driver and/or owner of the truck responsible for any injuries, damages, or deaths caused by that accident. According to other regulations enforced by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, all trucks must go through a proper inspection before the start of any trip, as well as a post-trip inspection. The original inspection ensures that the cab and the trailer are attached properly to each other and the post-trip inspection is meant to check that none of the parts on the truck have become too worn down while in transit.
When a truck is not maintained properly, innocent motorists may become victimized to devastating car crashes that can cause bone fractures, head trauma, severed limbs, concussions, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, respiratory complications, coma, or even death. Our lawyers help victims in truck accidents recover damages for court fees, legal fees, medical bills, pain and suffering, car repair costs, and loss of consortium.
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