Failure to Maintain
Commercial trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and vehicles of similar design all require near-constant maintenance to be highway safe. Parent trucking companies have the responsibility to always ensure their fleets and drivers representing them or carrying their freight are having maintenance conducted on the vehicles at proper intervals. Any accident that subsequently occurs due to a part failure could place liability completely on the trucking company and not the injured motorist.
If you were in a truck accident and think that a truck part failure could be to blame, let the Injury Law Center and our New Hampshire truck accident lawyers know. With a history of winning case results and appreciative client testimonials as well, we are proud to be the go-to law firm for so many people throughout the state. Call (603) 883-4100 to get more information or use an online contact form today.Consequences of Poorly Maintained Trucks
Every part of a commercial truck is crucial for its safe operation. When just a single piece is allowed to go unmaintained or is repaired incorrectly, the result can be catastrophic.
A commercial truck without proper maintenance schedules may experience failures such as:
- Tires come loose due to loose lug nuts
- Trailers become unhinged over bumpy roads
- Brakes completely fail
- Steering capabilities are reduced
Any of these situations could feasibly cause an accident that would have been preventable had maintenance been performed. Injured motorists should not be the ones to pay for their own damages when they had no part in what caused the accident. Talk to us during an initial consultation to discover if your claim is legally sound.Injuries During a Truck Accident
When a truck is not maintained and it causes a truck accident, there is no predicting what sort of harm it can cause to others. Across all truck accidents, however, the damage is usually catastrophic due to the size and weight of the commercial truck. The recovery amounts necessary could range well into the thousands of dollars.
Injuries that can occur in the typical truck accident include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Permanent disfigurement
Our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys are ready to take on large trucking companies that may try to lowball any settlement you can get after being in a truck accident caused by their own failure to maintain. We have the experience needed to seek fair settlements, or take cases to court for litigation. No matter how we reach the conclusion of your case, we want to be the team that helps you obtain a maximized compensation.
Our team is standing by to help. Call (603) 883-4100 today.