18-wheeler and semi-trucks are a part of everyday life for any American who uses our nation’s highways. The preponderance of these large trucks on our highways means that safety is of the utmost importance. Trucks need to be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that they do not have defects which can cause serious accidents. Unfortunately, trucking companies are not always vigilant about this issue, and accidents do occur. People who are involved in accidents with trucks of this size are often left with serious injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident resulting from a truck defect, you may be able to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. The Stevens Point truck defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are committed to helping our clients to hold negligent trucking companies and vehicle manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause. Contact us at 800-242-2874 today.
The intense physical demands placed upon a commercial truck subject its various parts and systems to grueling punishment. For a crisis to be averted, each of these parts and systems must function according to its intended purpose. Malfunctioning linking mechanisms can cause a truck’s load to detach during transit; a defective or malfunctioning horn can prevent a truck driver from warning another motorist of an impending collision; and defective brake lights can impair a driver’s ability to recognize that a truck has stopped. Two of the most common such dangers are:
Of these two, brake malfunctions are especially frequent. According to the Department of Transportation, these failures are responsible for almost a third of all truck accidents. When a defect or malfunction arises and causes an accident, liability may lie with the trucking company for its failure to properly inspect, maintain, repair, and replace the vehicles in its fleet.
A truck accident caused by a defective vehicle is likely to result in severe, potentially life-altering injuries. You should not have to bear the burden of paying for related medical expenses and other damages. Contact the Stevens Point truck malfunction attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced lawyer about your potential case.