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.
Contact us today at
(919) 701-8132 to get started on your case today!
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 34 years of combined experience, you
can rest assured your case will be in good hands.
Contact us at (919) 701-8132 to schedule a consultation.