A semi-truck is a very complex piece of equipment. If something goes wrong
with the mechanical elements of a semi-truck, the consequences can be
horrific. If you been injured in a semi accident caused by some sort of
mechanical malfunction of breakdown, you need to take steps to immediately
protect your legal interests. The process of protecting your rights after
a semi-truck accident begins by hiring a skilled, experienced personal
A semi-truck accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 stands
ready to meet with you about your case. We can schedule an appointment
with you at any time that is convenient for you.
Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident Caused by a Mechanical Failure?
A major issue in the aftermath of a semi-truck accident caused by a mechanical
failure or breakdown of some sort is determining who is at fault for the
accident. Determining what is known as legal liability in this type of
case can prove to be highly challenging. The complexities associated with
ascertaining who is responsible for losses included because of a semi
accident arising underscores the need to have a capable, committed legal
team on your side, like the attorneys at The Doan Law Firm.
When a mechanical breakdown occurs on a semi, which results in an accident,
the manufacturer of the part that malfunctioned is likely to be one of
the responsible parties. This is the case if the mechanical breakdown
was at least in part due to some sort of design or manufacturing defect.
In addition to the manufacturer, the owner of the truck or the trucking
company is also likely to be deemed a responsible party if an accident
occurs because of a mechanical breakdown. In some situations, the operator
of a big rig might be responsible for an accident arising primarily from
a mechanical breakdown. For example, if the semi driver was aware of a
mechanical issue and did not take proper action, he or she might be held
as a responsible party for an accident in this type of situation.
You do need to keep in mind that a properly designed or manufactured part
on a commercial truck can still breakdown and cause an accident. For example,
the part in question could be a component of a system in a semi-truck
that requires proper maintenance. If that maintenance is not properly
undertaken, the manufacturer might not be liable for losses, but the truck
owner and the maintenance provider could be deemed responsible for an accident.
Retain a Semi Truck Accident Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm semi truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 is staffed
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. You can call out hotline
any time that is convenient for you.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at any one of our offices
located across the United States. We can meet with you at your home. We
can also arrange for a virtual consultation online.
During an initial consultation, a semi truck accident lawyer from our firm
will provide you an evaluation of your case. You will get answers to your
questions. There is no fee for an initial consultation with a commercial
truck accident lawyer from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee provide to you. Our firm will never
charge you a fee unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for
you in your case.