Failure to Maintain

Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in Durham

Trucks travel long distances and tend to require constant maintenance to ensure its mechanical components are functioning properly. Unfortunately, not all carriers or truck drivers provide the maintenance trucks need to prevent malfunctions, such as tire blowouts, faulty trailer hitches, and malfunctioning brakes, all of which could lead to devastating and catastrophic accidents. At Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau, we are committed to helping survivors of truck accidents secure the compensation they deserve.

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Truck Maintenance Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the commercial trucking industry, including maintenance. Truckers are required to perform their own inspection prior to driving to ensure the truck is in safe operating condition and, if the vehicle has any defects, the trucker must get it properly repaired. If an accident occurs, the trucking company would be held liable. Some of the maintenance duties that are commonly ignored include:

  • Brake and pad checks
  • Tire checks
  • Trailer control system checks
  • Fluid level check
  • Operating lights check

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If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident caused by a failure to maintain the vehicle, you might be facing terrible, debilitating injuries that will require extensive medical care. Do not suffer in silence. At Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau, our Durham personal injury team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We will investigate all evidence and put an effective strategy together to ensure you have the best chance at obtaining maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. With over 60 years of combined experience, you can rest assured your case will be in good hands.

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