Failure to Maintain Vehicles
The American economy relies on the essential transport of goods and products that 18-wheelers provide on a daily basis. However, when these vehicles do not receive the proper maintenance, then they may fail to make their deliveries, in addition to becoming involved in serious accidents. Sadly, many drivers are hurt in accidents involving 18-wheelers that have not been properly maintained by the trucking companies that own them.
Maintenance Trucks Need
Large trucks, like many other vehicles, spend a large amount of time on roads. However, this amount of time on the road means that large trucks often require more maintenance than other vehicles and on special parts of the truck that regular vehicles do not have. Some maintenance that might be required includes:
- Brake inspection / changes
- Steering checks
- Proper functioning of truck bed
- Weight capacity checks
- Tire rotations / checks
These maintenance issues have to be addressed regularly, which is the responsibility of a trucking company. When the company fails to perform regular maintenance or maintenance on parts that need it, then both truckers and other drivers on the road are put at a greater risk for being involved in a serious truck accident.
When a trucking company is negligent in the maintenance of its vehicles, and one of these vehicles causes you to be harmed in an accident, then the trucking company might owe you financial compensation. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we strive to support victims of such accidents by helping them pursue legal claims that may result in this often much-needed compensation. Learn more about how we may be able to help you today by calling 800-242-2874.