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Common causes of a semi accident: inappropriate maintenance

Posted By Doan Law Firm || 23-Jul-2017

If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, you need to take prompt action to protect your legal rights. You need to be proactive in obtaining legal representation in a semi accident case, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. Our semi-truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 is staffed around the clock. You can call our firm any time of the day or night.

One of the more common causes of a semi accident is inappropriate maintenance. Indeed, thousands of semi-truck accidents occur annual because vehicles have not been maintained properly.

The Benefits of a Nationwide Semi-Truck Accident Law Firm

The Doan Law Firm has offices nationwide. As a result, our semi-truck accident legal team has access to resources that simply are not available to smaller practices. In addition, because we have offices from coast-to-coast, our lawyers are located conveniently to clients across the United States.

Responsible Parties in an Improper Maintenance Semi-Truck Accident Case

A number of parties can be held responsible in a case in which a semi accident arises from the failure to properly maintain the semi-truck. Depending on the relationship of the driver to the owner of the semi, the operator could be one of the parties held responsible for the failure to properly maintain the truck. Generally speaking, the operator of a big rig has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure that a semi is properly maintained before taking it out on the road.

The owner of a semi-truck will be considered a responsible party when an accident occurs as the result of improper maintenance. Keep in mind that in some cases the owner and operator of the rig are the same individual. In other situations, the owner of the semi at issue is a trucking company.

If a third party maintenance service or provider is engaged by the owner, that individual or entity can be a responsible party when an accident arises from a failure to properly maintain a semi-truck. Another possibly responsible party when improper maintenance is the underlying cause of a semi-truck accident include an entity that leases the truck for a shipment.

A skilled, experienced semi-truck accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000, can assist you in identifying any and all possible responsible parties in a semi-truck accident case. This include a truck accident case that appears to arise from a failure to properly maintain a semi.

Common Types of Semi-Truck Maintenance Failures

Semi-trucks are complicated pieces of equipment. Maintenance on these vehicles is significant and must be done with appropriate regularity. Common types of maintenance failures include:

  • failing to replace tires as necessary
  • failure to inspect tires
  • failure to replace brake components
  • failure to inspect brakes
  • failure to maintain steering system
  • installation of inappropriate tires
  • failure to maintain restraints designed to stabilize load
  • failure to maintain coupling system

Retain a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm

Call The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our experienced legal team. Our semi accident hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

We can schedule an appointment with you at any time that is convenient for you. A semi accident lawyer from our firm can meet with you at any one of our offices located across the country. We can also meet at your home, or even at the hospital, as your circumstances require. The Doan Law Firm can schedule a virtual consultation online as well. No fee is charged for an initial consultation with out firm.

The Doan Law Firm Semi-truck Attorney Fee Promise

The Doan Law Firm never charges an attorney fee unless we win for you. You pay nothing unless a semi accident lawyer from our firm obtains a favorable settlement or judgment for you in your case.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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