Truck Accidents Caused by Failure to Maintain
Lack of Truck Maintenance Can Cause Accidents
Commercial motor vehicles can weigh more than 70,000 pounds, nearly 40 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Keeping these large vehicles operating safely requires regular maintenance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces more than one hundred regulations in the commercial trucking industry, and many of these regulations pertain to vehicle maintenance and inspections.
Taking a truck or other commercial motor vehicle out onto the road without taking steps to ensure the vehicle is properly maintained and safe to operate may constitute an act of negligence. An accident with a truck can cause serious and even fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one to wrongful death, and you believe the accident may have been caused by a failure to maintain the vehicle, contact Daspit Law Firm immediately!
Our firm has the knowledge and resources to help, including:
- Successful recovery of millions in damages for our clients
- Attorneys operating on contingency fees
- Years of experience working on many complex legal situations
- Dedication to a hands-on, personalized approach to each case
Proving Failed Truck Maintenance in Court
FMCSA regulations require thorough inspections of trucks, from the brakes and steering system to fasteners and windshield wipers. When issues are identified, either the driver or the trucking company must ensure that all required repairs are performed. Records are expected to be kept of all inspections and repairs. In the event of an accident, these records may play a vital role in your injury claim. Our Houston truck accident attorneys may obtain copies of vehicle maintenance records in order to demonstrate that faulty or worn equipment contributed to the accident.
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Failure to Maintain a Vehicle is Negligence
To obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries and other costs incurred in a truck accident, you must be able show that the other driver was negligent in their duties. When a driver or truck company fails to properly maintain a vehicle and keep records, they may be held accountable in a personal injury claim. With our help, you may be able to hold the other driver accountable for their actions. More importantly, you may be able to get the compensation you need to make a full recovery.
Hiring our firm does not have to cost you more!
A successful injury claim may award you compensation for the following:
- Medical costs for treatment
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of present and future wages
- Mental/physical pain and suffering
Our truck accident lawyers in Houston know that accident victims are left with heavy financial burdens and difficult situations. Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, our firm is able to address both of these issues. We alleviate financial burden because we only collect a fee if you are awarded compensation. This allows us to offer our exceptional legal services to more individuals who may feel that hiring an attorney will just result in extra expenses. At Daspit Law Firm, retaining our team does not come with the added expense that other firms may ask of you.
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