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Many drivers feel uneasy around tractor-trailer trucks on the road. These 18-wheelers are inherently dangerous due to their large size, wide turns and huge blind spots. When mechanical failures and equipment deficiencies add to semi-trailer trucks’ already dangerous conditions, drivers everywhere are at serious risk. Commercial truck accident attorneys can help you and your family if they have been injured or killed in a truck accident. Your lawyer can use a variety of legal resources to determine the cause of the accident.

Mechanical failures are often caused by poor maintenance, inadequate safety checks, overuse and overloading of cargo. Sometimes, owner-operators install defective equipment. Mechanical and parts failures in tractor-trailers often include:

  • Brake failure;
  • Tire blowouts or separation;
  • Ineffective steering wheels;
  • Suspension failure;
  • Transmission or engine failure;
  • Cargo shift;
  • Body failure.

Human error such as driver fatigue or distractions is oftentimes also a major factor in truck collision cases.

Contact the law firm of Bohn & Fletcher, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a truck collision, you may be able to recover against the responsible parties for your harm and losses.