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Truck Defects

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 our 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 multicar pileups.
  3. Tires: Blown tires are perhaps the most common form of truck defect, causing truck drivers to lose control and sending dangerous rubber shrapnel into nearby traffic.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 at (585) 286-5124 to get started.

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