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Your Rights After a Semi-Truck Accident Caused by a Mechanical Breakdown

Your Rights After a Semi-Truck Accident Caused by a Mechanical Breakdown

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 injury lawyer.

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.


Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. 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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