Failure to Maintain Commercial Trucks
Truck Accident Attorneys in Columbus
Commercial trucks require regular and careful maintenance to be deemed
safe for use on public roads and highways. If a trucking company fails
to maintain its fleet, everyone else is put in undue danger of being hurt in a
truck accident. If you were in such a collision, there is a high chance that inadequate
maintenance standards played a part in what happened. Allow our Columbus
truck accident attorneys from Rourke and Blumenthal to get to the bottom
of your accident. We have more than 75 years of combined legal experience
we can use to pinpoint the cause of your accident and use our knowledge
to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Time is of the essence.
Contact us today to begin your case.
Regular Maintenance Schedules Keep Everyone Safe
You might not have a mandatory maintenance schedule for your automobile
but trucking companies do. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) has dedicated their group to officially establishing what is and
is not safe practice for all things related to commercial trucks on American
highways. This includes determining how often an 18-wheeler needs to be
inspected, maintained, and replaced. It must be considered that if a poorly
maintained truck was not a hazard, the maintenance regulations would not
exist in the first place. Therefore, a trucking company that does not
put in the proper effort to safely maintain their fleet is willfully exposing
other motorists to harm.
Most trucks will require frequent maintenance in the form of:
- Tire pressure checks
- Brake system checks
- Steering column realignment
- Cargo bed strength
- Individual axle strength
- Headlight and taillight replacement
Without routine maintenance, the consequences could be:
- Blown out tires
- Total brake failure
- Tipping due to freight shifting
- Truck body collapses as axles snap
Everything about a failing commercial truck is dangerous. The driver is
put at risk of injury, as well as cars next to the large vehicle as it
careens out of control. To not do everything they can to prevent this
outcome, trucking companies could be found liable for any resulting damage.
Maintaining Your Wellbeing Through Legal Action
Even when it seems clear to you that a poorly maintained commercial truck
caused your injuries, the trucker and their parent company will surely
try to see things differently. You must expect and prepare for a serious
legal battle, possibly against a team of defense attorneys. What they
will not foresee is you coming to court with a team of your own –
the highly-experienced and aggressive Columbus truck accident attorneys
of Rourke and Blumenthal.
Let us fight for you. We can begin with a
free case evaluation.