Failure To Maintain A Truck Is Negligence
Even The Best Truck Driver Can’t Safely Drive Poorly Maintained Truck
Just as jetliners need rested and competent pilots, semi trucks need rested and trained drivers for safe operation. But what happens when the mechanics of a truck fail due to poor maintenance? If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident in North Carolina, the truck company will likely contact agents, investigators and its attorneys immediately to visit the scene and start building a defense. It makes sense to take action and to obtain assistance yourself.
If you have been in a trucking accident that might have resulted from failure to maintain the vehicle, contact our Durham failure to maintain truck injury lawyers at 919-899-9852 or 877-320-1851 for a free consultation.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., we have handled dozens of truck accidents, including cases in which tires have actually come off of trucks on their own, leading to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We have been representing clients in Raleigh and throughout central North Carolina since 1994. For more information and to schedule a no-charge consultation with a Cary unsafe truck accident attorney, please contact our office.
We can subpoena maintenance records, analyze pre-trip inspection logs, review repair records, and establish whether the driver and/or the trucking company were negligent or even grossly negligent (which can result in additional compensation in the form of punitive damages).
Federal regulations apply to many aspects of the trucking industry, one of which is truck maintenance. Regular inspections, pre-trip inspections and other steps are required in many instances to prevent brake failure, hydraulic suspension failure, and other potentially serious issues. Our lawyers know how to find violations of these rules to establish causation and liability.