Truck equipment failures and defects are known to cause traumatizing accidents resulting in serious injuries. In fact, truck equipment failure is the most common cause of truck accidents in the United States. By law, the truck driver or trucking company must have their trucks inspected and maintained. If a truck experiences equipment failure, it often occurs because the truck driver or trucking company’s negligence and failure to maintain the trucks. Trucks by law need to take the time to get inspected. However, this means that this truck must be off the road, and unable to transport goods. Short term, a truck company may loose money when they take the time off the road and get inspected, however in the long run it will ensure the safety of their self and others. If a truck is not properly maintain and inspected, it can pose a serious danger to all the passengers who are driving next to them.
Common types of equipment failure are:
- Missing or defective safety equipment
- Faulty brakes
- Improperly inflated tires
- Worn tires
- Inadequate reflectors, lights or turn signals
- Unbalanced cargo
- Poor maintenance
- Hazardous material spills
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In the event that you have been injured in a truck related accident, oftentimes, the insurance company representing the truck company will try to deny your claim or try to settle for a lower price than what you should have.
It is important that you protect your rights, and have a lawyer representing you who is familiar with the truck laws and other regulations. In order to fully understand your rights and what you compensation your eligible for, contact an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.