Failure to Maintain a Truck
Savannah Trucking Accident Lawyer
Driving a personal automobile can be hazardous even under favorable conditions
and driving alongside commercial trucks can greatly increase the potential
danger of an accident. Along with
driver fatigue, a semi-truck can experience numerous mechanical failures which can lead
to accidents on the road. If the headlights fail in a truck, the driver
may be blind to nearby traffic. If the breaks fail in a truck, collisions
with other vehicles may become unavoidable.
If you have been involved in an auto accident involving a semi-truck or
commercial vehicle, it is imperative that you call the
Savannah trucking accident lawyers at Karsman, Mckenzie, and Hart today. It is important to act fast as you
may only have 2 years from the date of an incident to file a personal
injury claim. Trucking companies can dedicate a great amount of resources
to defending their case and if you decide to take them on, you need a
hard-hitting attorney in your corner.
Schedule a free case evaluation
and talk to a lawyer about your claim.
Trucking Maintenance and Regulation
Nearly every aspect regarding the maintenance and repair of a commercial
truck is regulated by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA). Truckers are required by law to maintain their vehicle by performing
regular inspections to ensure their truck is safe for operation. A driver
must not operate a truck if
defects or damages render the vehicle unsafe.
Examples of faulty equipment include:
- Worn brakes and tires
- Burnt-out lights and turn indicators
- Damaged windshield wipers and windows
- Malfunctioning onboard electronics
Negligence and Liability in Georgia
If your accident was caused by the trucking company’s failure to
maintain their vehicle, you are not responsible for the company’s
carelessness. If the vehicle operator did not check that every item was
in working order or drove with knowledge of damaged parts, they can be
guilty of negligence and become liable for resulting accidents. Our firm
can investigate and analyze several areas of an accident including inspection
logs, condition reports, and maintenance records to determine if negligence occurred.
No Trucking Accident Claim is Too Complex
Collisions caused by the failure to maintain a truck can result in catastrophic
damage. After experiencing an accident, rest and recovery should be your
main concern but missed work and medical bills can quickly pile up. Our
Savannah trucking accident attorneys understand that this can be a stressful
time and are ready to fight for the justice that you deserve. We have
more than 50 years of combined experience and have won millions in settlements
for our clients. If you think that you have a failure to maintain a truck
claim, do not hesitate to
Call (912) 289-0166 and rest assured knowing your case is in good hands.