In some cases, truck accidents are not caused by an act that occurs immediately before the accident, such as speeding or the failure to yield. Instead, some truck accidents are caused by a mechanical failure in the truck itself. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucks with vehicle violations can be ten times more likely to cause a crash.
Accidents between large commercial trucks and passenger vehicles can be devastating due to the sheer size and weight differences, with passenger vehicle occupants at a much higher risk of injury and death. Drivers of commercial trucks have a responsibility to all other motorists, bikers, and pedestrians to maintain the safe operation of their rigs. The failure to inspect and repair mechanical defects is a major part of this responsibility. Truck manufacturers have an equal responsibility to design and build safe vehicles.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident caused by a mechanical defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the responsible parties. Speak with an Ocala mechanical defect truck accident lawyer with Glover Law Firm for legal counsel about your accident today by calling (352) 484-0775 or email us.
Truck accidents involving mechanical defects are complicated and are best handled by experienced attorneys to achieve your desired results. Many truck defects can be difficult to identify and require that an expert witness reconstruct the accident to establish liability. Other mechanical defects involve layer after layer of responsible parties, and hunting down everyone involved can become too difficult while you are trying to recover from your injuries.
This is why hiring a lawyer is so essential. Lawyers who have experience handling truck accident claims will know how to uncover and interpret evidence to determine the cause of the accident. They can consult with experts for further help pinpointing how and why a mechanical defect occurred, and use their knowledge of the law to establish liability. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive far more in compensation than you would trying to handle your claim on your own.
At Glover Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to seeking justice for clients just like you. Florida is our home, and our clients are our neighbors. We are passionate about our community and we want to make sure you receive the best possible representation so that you can recover maximum compensation for your injuries. We are recognized across Florida as premier personal injury attorneys, and our dedicated Ocala truck accident lawyers will handle your case with compassion and respect.
To prevent accidents caused by mechanical defects, highway patrol is on a constant lookout for trucks that may be unsafe. Trucks on the road or stopped at weigh stations can be inspected at any time for mechanical defects that can lead to serious accidents. When a trucker is aware of any defect in their vehicle, they are required to report the problem to their employer so that necessary repairs can be made right away. However, stopping for repairs can take up valuable time, so many truckers ignore the fact that they must report. After all, time is money.
The Ocala truck accident attorneys at Glover Law Firm know how to obtain and search inspection records to learn if there was prior indication that repairs were necessary. Some mechanical defects that cause large truck accidents show progressive signs of wear and should be obvious to the driver, while others could be defects from the manufacturing process. The most common mechanical defects in trucks include:
If any of these issues contributed to an accident that resulted in injuries to you or a loved one, Glover Law Firm can help you recover financial compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.
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If you or a family member were injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or any other type of commercial truck caused by a mechanical defect, please contact an Ocala truck accident attorney today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (352) 484-0775 or email us.