Failure to Maintain Standards

Rochester Truck Accident Attorney Robert King

Your own private car, no matter the make and model, requires near-constant maintenance to remain safe and suitable for travel conditions. Massive commercial trucks are no exception, and actually require even more regular and routine maintenance and inspections to prevent them from becoming dangerous. If you were in a truck accident as a car driver or pedestrian in New York State, the negligence of the trucking company and its failure to maintain its fleet and safety standards could be to blame.

Contact Rochester Personal Injury Attorney Robert King to get to work on your injury claim.

Parts of a Truck That Require Maintenance

By nature of its design, a commercial truck puts a great deal of stress upon itself as it lugs around literal tons of cargo. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires trucking companies to perform routine inspections and repairs due to semi-trucks failing without warning when they are not maintained. The more a truck travels, the more maintenance it requires. The freight that a truck carries regularly can also increase the amount of necessary procedures, such as if it is tasked with hauling hazardous materials.

Parts of a truck that need regular maintenance include:

  • Tires
  • Axles
  • Brakes
  • Freight securements
  • Headlights and horn
  • Wheel alignment

A part failure on a commercial truck could cause the truck to:

  • Fail to brake
  • Collapse en route to delivery
  • Careen into other lanes
  • Tip over

The dangers of any fail can be catastrophic and unpredictable. The only thing that can be certain is that if someone is hurt due to a truck’s lack of safe maintenance, the trucking company should be held accountable for medical fees, repair costs, lost wages, and whatever else inconveniences the injured.

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The trucking company behind your truck accident might offer you a low settlement, blame you for what happened, or claim that they have a team of lawyers ready to protect them from lawsuits. There is no need to be intimidated or hesitant when you have Rochester Truck Accident Lawyer Robert King on your side. As a Top 100 Trial Lawyer as selected by The National Trial Lawyers, Mr. King can bring true zeal and legal prowess to your case, defending your rights as someone injured by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing.

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