Failure to Maintain Safety
Midland Truck Accident Attorney
An adequately maintained commercial truck can become a hazard to other
motorists on the road, and a poorly maintained tractor trailer is outright
dangerous. If you have been injured in a
trucking accident on the highways of West Texas, it is entirely possible, if not quite likely,
that a trucking company’s failure to maintain their fleet led to
your injuries. To get to the truth of your collision and determine liability,
retain Midland Truck Accident Attorney James Christopher Dean from Dean
Law Firm today. We have 20+ years of legal and trial experience along
with a history of focusing on trucking accident cases.
Contact us for responsive legal representation in the Midland-Odessa area.
Scheduled Maintenance is a Must
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as well as the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have set strict
standards for trucking companies in regards to how often their fleet of
commercial trucks must be maintained. The maintenance schedule is not
just for the benefit of the companies, it is more for the benefit of the
other people on the highways. These important administrations have acknowledged
the fact that a poorly maintained truck is dangerous and difficult to
control, and so the courier companies must also acknowledge it and adhere,
lest they face repercussions.
Regular maintenance on a truck should include:
- Checking tire pressure/rotating tires
- Testing axles for proper weight-bearing strength
- Testing brake pads and airbrake systems
- Realigning steering column
- Headlight and horn check
- Freight securement check
When maintenance is ignored or poorly performed, dangers that could arise include:
- Tire blowouts
- Brake failures
- Collapse of axles
- Cargo spilling onto highways
Determine Liability and Take Action
The first step towards your recovery after being hurt in a trucking accident
is to retain a trustworthy personal injury attorney in West Texas. Our
Midland truck accident lawyer can provide you with the service you need
to create a powerful, persuasive claim or case.
We will want to begin by determining who is liable for the accident –
was it the maintenance crew who did a negligent job, or the trucking company
who did not ensure all trucks were reporting in for maintenance? When
this has been decided, we can evaluate your injuries and damages to come
up with a compensatory sum you should be rewarded. From there, it is all
about taking steps to hold the liable party accountable for what they
have done. Do not worry yourself with these procedures, though. Allow
our team to do it for you.
case evaluation for free! Call (432) 214-8125 today.