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.