Mechanical Problems in a Truck Accident
About Mechanical Problems in Truck Accidents
Being an alert, responsible driver on the Houston roads and freeways should
translate to a safe and uneventful automobile trip. However, in addition
to the increasing number of cars, there are more large trucks carrying
heavy loads often operating under tight shipping deadlines. With pressure
to maximize profits, trucks are often pushed harder, longer and more than
they should be. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations spell out
specific requirements that must be met in order to ensure that large Commercial
Motor Vehicles are deemed safe for operation on the roads. Regular, thorough
maintenance is an essential part of the requirements by law. Any serious
accident requires the assistance of a Houston truck accident lawyer to
assist in the claim process when mechanical problems have caused an accident.
Truck Accidents and Mechanical Problems
Incomplete or irregular maintenance can lead to numerous mechanical problems,
not the least of which can be a failure of the brakes to function properly.
It can take over 500 feet, depending on the load size and speed the truck
is traveling to bring a tractor-trailer rig to a halt. Another of the
various problems can be the load-securing mechanism and equipment malfunctions.
The resultant shifting load can cause the truck to suddenly swerve or
the load itself could even fall off of the truck creating total chaos
scattering debris in the path of oncoming vehicles. The likelihood of
grievous physical injury in the resultant crashes is extremely high.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident
due to mechanical problems, you need to get assistance from a skilled
and knowledgeable trucking accident lawyer serving the Houston area from
The Doan Law Firm There are several factors that need to be taken into
consideration when presenting a claim for damages suffered in a personal
injury case. Your injuries, pain and suffering, financial hardships, the
emotional distress of family and loved ones; these are some of the factors
that are so important to address in the process that you want experience
on your side to guide you through this complex legal procedure.
Talk to your truck accident lawyer From The Doan Law Firm right away if
you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident
because of mechanical problems. We take your case seriously and we will
represent you with aggressive dedication to ensure that your claim reflects
fair compensation for all damages and injuries suffered. Do not talk to
people from the other side such as trucking company representatives or
insurance adjusters who will want to get information from you or want
you to make a statement that can be used against you later.
Contact a trucking accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 if you have been injured in a
trucking accident resulting from mechanical problems. We offer a free