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.