Not all tractor-trailer accidents are the result of driver errors. Sometimes the issue comes down to a problem with the truck itself. Defective tires and faulty brakes can cause an accident just as easily as a careless driver. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 29 percent of all large truck accidents are the result of mechanical error such as brake failure, bad tires, and faulty lights.
The Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers of Munley Law represent tractor trailer accident victims across the Northeast. If your accident was caused by a mechanical error such as brake or tire failure, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Who’s to Blame for Mechanical Error?
The government has placed strict regulations on truck braking systems. Trucks must be able to:
- Develop a certain breaking force
- Be able to decelerate to a stop
- Meet the automatic brake adjustment system requirements
However truck drivers and trucking company tend to either neglect these regulations, causing the brakes of a truck to fail. In addition, in an attempt to save money, a trucking company may not regularly maintain the tires of its fleet, causing the tires to weaken and blow out.
In addition, it’s the driver’s responsibility before hitting the road to inspect the truck and make sure everything is working properly, such as making sure tires are properly inflated.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
The maintenance failure truck accident lawyers of Munley Law are here to help. When someone is injured or killed in a tractor trailer wreck caused by negligence such as failure to replace brakes or tires, we believe the responsible party or parties should be held accountable. This may include the truck driver and the company that employs the driver. It may include any other driver, person or entity who contributed to the accident.
Our trucking accident attorneys have dealt with trucking firms and their insurance companies in Pennsylvania and across the Northeast for more than 50 years. When negotiations fail to achieve proper results for victims, we’re willing to go to court with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for truck wreck victims, including multimillion-dollar cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck whose driver was distracted while driving, contact us now for a free consultation.