Failure to Maintain Commercial Trucks
Our Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyers fight for justice on behalf of the injured
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we are passionate about helping clients hold negligent trucking companies and drivers accountable in court. Failure to maintain commercial trucks results in thousands of accidents each year in the United States. Our Tulsa truck accident attorneys will listen to your concerns, build your case, and aggressively represent you from start to finish. Call our office today at (918) 721-0998 to receive a free consultation with a member of our team.
Understanding the Risks of inadequate truck maintenance
Just like passenger vehicles, commercial trucks need to be maintained on a regular basis. In fact, truck drivers are responsible to inspect their vehicles prior to each trip, according to regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Failure to do so could lead to an accident.
Failure to maintain commercial trucks could result in:
- Worn brakes
- Faulty steering mechanisms
- Inadequate lights
- Worn tires
- Other corroded or faulty parts
Failure to replace or rotate tires, repair hydraulic brakes, clean lights, and perform other repairs and maintenance could cause an accident. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This means they take much longer to slow down than passenger vehicles. Worn brakes, faulty steering mechanisms, dim lights, and worn tire tread could also cause an accident.
Who Is Liable for failing to maintain commercial trucks?
It is the trucking company’s responsibility to provide proper maintenance for each vehicle. Failing to perform maintenance in order to meet shipping deadlines could lead to a crash. Trucking companies should never be allowed to put profits ahead of safety. In some cases, the trucking company will hire a third party maintenance crew to perform necessary repairs. If this company fails to provide adequate maintenance, it may be held liable in court.
Furthermore, truck drivers also have a responsibility to inspect their vehicles before each trip. If they negligently overlook an issue, or fail to perform an inspection at all, they may be held responsible. Whether the truck driver, trucking company, or maintenance crew was responsible, our Tulsa truck accident lawyers will tenaciously uphold your right to a settlement.
Our Tulsa Truck Accident Attorneys Are here to Help – Call Us Today at (918) 721-0998.
With a track record of success and a passion for justice, Saint & Watzke, PLLP represents clients injured by negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. We will perform an in-depth investigation to determine who is responsible for your accident. From beginning to end, our Tulsa truck accident lawyers will gather evidence and guide you through the legal system.
Contact our team today to discuss your case in a free consultation.