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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, P.C. 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, P.C. 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, P.C. at (800) 349-0000 if you have been injured in a trucking accident resulting from mechanical problems. We offer a free consultation.

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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