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.

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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 contact us.

Call (912) 289-0166 and rest assured knowing your case is in good hands.

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