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Improper Truck Maintenance Can Lead to Crashes

Improper Truck Maintenance Can Lead to CrashesTrucking companies are responsible for regular inspections and maintenance on all trucks in their fleets, and repair companies are responsible for proper work on these trucks. If improper maintenance led to your crash, a Matthews truck accident attorney can help.

In addition to ensuring that large trucks, tractor-trailers, and big rigs are operated in a safe manner while on the roadway, the drivers and owners of these vehicles are also responsible for ensuring that they are maintained on a regular basis. By the same token, truck and trailer repair facilities are responsible for making sure that all repairs are made in a safe, careful, and workmanlike manner.


When large trucks and tractor-trailers are not maintained properly, they can malfunction on the road, leading to serious crashes with other vehicles.


If you have been injured in a truck accident that resulted from poor truck maintenance, you might be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the insurance company for a negligent truck driver, trucking company, or repair facility. The Matthews truck accident attorney at the Panchenko Law Firm can review the facts of your truck accident case with you and help you decide on the best way to proceed forward with your case. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could pursue monetary compensation on your behalf in your Matthews truck accident case.


What Constitutes Poor Truck Maintenance?


Poor truck maintenance usually involves failing to properly care for or repair a truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig in a careful and safe manner. Several individuals and entities could be responsible for poor truck maintenance:


  1. Truck drivers and trucking companies might fail to ensure that their vehicles are maintained on a regular basis.
  2. A truck repair facility might rush through a repair job or otherwise fail to perform the required maintenance work in a safe, workmanlike, and careful manner.
  3. Truck drivers and trucking companies may refuse to comply with state and federal motor carrier regulations (such as by failing to ensure that all lights on the tractor and trailer are illuminated at night), resulting in an accident while out on the roadway.


What Happens When Trucks are not Properly Maintained?


When trucks are not properly maintained, serious accidents can occur while they are out on the road. For example, poor truck maintenance could cause a truck to break down in the middle of traffic, cause cargo to roll off the trailer and into the roadway, or prevent other drivers from being able to see the truck or trailer (such as due to lighting malfunctions), bringing about a collision.


When a large truck collides with a smaller vehicle, it is usually the driver and occupants of the smaller vehicle who suffer the worst injuries. Those injuries can range from soft tissue neck and back injuries to traumatic head injuries and broken bones.

Speak to a Matthews Truck Accident Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today

The skilled legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve for your truck accident injuries. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews truck accident attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information.

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