Holding Truck Companies and Drivers Accountable
The weight of a fully loaded tractor-trailer places heavy demands on equipment such as tires and brakes. When truck equipment fails because an important safety check was not performed, it isn't the truck driver's life that is put at risk. It is the lives of other drivers on the road.
Following a truck accident, it's important to conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the accident was caused by equipment failure. At Friedman Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, Nebraska, our lawyers will take immediate steps to secure defective truck equipment and maintenance records before that evidence is lost or destroyed. We will then work with experts to determine if negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company played a role in causing your injury.
Examples of Truck Equipment Failure
Here are examples of how truck equipment failure can lead to accidents:
- Brake failure. Heavy trucks need a greater stopping distance than other vehicles. If the truck's brakes fail due to a lack of maintenance, a rear-end collision can result.
- Tire failure. Disastrous blowouts and tire tread separations can occur when truck drivers use retreads or fail to inspect tires.
- Missing Lights. Flares and warning lights are an important part of the safety equipment of any large vehicle. If you can't see a truck that is parked along the side of a road, a devastating collision can occur.
- Missing mirrors. Trucks have blind spots on the sides and back of the truck. Without special mirrors to see into those places, trucks can turn into other vehicles.
The sooner you contact our lawyers following a truck accident, the sooner we can secure important evidence that may play an important role in your legal case.
Free Attorney Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 888-419-6876 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. While our law office is in Lincoln, we represent truck accident victims throughout Nebraska.