Rochester Truck Accident Attorneys
Were you hit by a truck driver who seemed to have little to no control
over their massive commercial truck? If so, it is possible your collision
was the result of a dangerous defect in the truck or its parts, and that
the truck manufacturer, the trucking company, or its maintenance crews
may be to blame. If you were injured under similar circumstances, contact
Rochester Truck Accident Lawyer Robert King today to file a claim for
compensation. Having amassed a record of numerous case victories, Attorney
King can examine the circumstances surrounding your collision and help
you hold those responsible accountable.
Find out if you have a valid claim by calling his office today at (585) 286-5124.
Common Truck Defects That Cause Accidents
80,000 pound commercial trucks are marvels of modern engineering which
are designed for the transport of massive amounts of cargo across the
country. Due to their size and associated tasks, these vehicles are considerably
more complex than the average passenger vehicle and include numerous moving
parts – all of which must be properly inspected, repaired, and replaced
to ensure safe travel. Unfortunately, trucking companies may sometimes
cut corners and
fail to properly maintain or inspect their vehicles, causing potentially fatal flaws in a truck’s
design or condition to be missed. In worst case scenarios, these defects
can lead to catastrophic mechanical failure in transit.
Common defects that can go unnoticed by repair crews, trucking companies,
or part manufacturers include:
Brakes: Stopping a moving commercial truck safely puts a considerable amount of
stress on a truck’s mechanical and air brake systems. Any defect,
no matter how small, can potentially prevent a truck driver from being
able to stop without colliding with another vehicle, pedestrian, or median.
Couplings: If a truck’s trailer hitches or couplings should be damaged or defective,
its cab and trailer can potentially come undone, resulting in large-scale
Tires: Blown tires are perhaps the most common form of truck defect, causing
truck drivers to lose control and sending dangerous rubber shrapnel into
Cargo restraints: All trucks, especially those carrying dangerous cargo or those with open
beds, must have their cargo properly tied down to prevent against dangerous
weight shifts on the road or sending dangerous pieces of freight onto
the roadways. This is even more likely if the cargo restraints are frayed,
loose, or missing.
Steering systems: Defective steering systems can result in unexpected jackknife collisions
which can tip over and potentially block several lanes at once.
Pursue Full and Fair Compensation Today
The last thing you need after being injured in a devastating
truck accident is to be bombarded with legalese during your pursuit of compensation –
or even worse, to have the responsible trucking company’s insurance
company attempt to blame you for the collision. With Rochester Personal
Injury Lawyer Robert King on your side, you can rest easy knowing your
rights are guarded. Having been named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The
National Trial Lawyers, Attorney King understands the strategies and arguments
necessary to negotiate with the involved parties and pursue maximum compensation
on your behalf. With personalized, one-on-one guidance and an uncompromising
dedication to preserving your wellbeing, the firm’s advocates have
what it takes to help you secure the financial recovery you need to get
through this difficult time.
Do not delay – schedule your free consultation
today to get started.