Types of Truck Maintenance Negligence That Can Cause A Truck Accident

Many things can go wrong with a truck that puts on as many miles as do commercial vehicles. This is why it is so important to inspect a truck before each trip and after each stop. Depending on who owns the truck it can be the duty of both the trucking company and the truck driver to ensure a truck is maintained properly.

Under federal law, truck drivers and their employers need to make sure trucks are operating properly. A violation of truck inspection requirements can lead to serious injuries.

Types of Negligent Maintenance of Trucks

  • Lights and reflectors
  • Truck brakes, parking brakes, and brake couplings
  • Steering mechanism problems
  • Tire blowouts and tire tread issues
  • Windshield wipers and defrosters
  • Truck coupling devices
  • Mirrors
  • Inadequate rear or side underride protection

To hold a truck driver or trucking company accountable for a truck accident due to maintenance issues, contact the law offices of Dean Goetz today for your free consultation.

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If you've been involved in a truck accident in California, contact San Diego personal injury attorney Dean Goetz as soon as possible. Trucking companies are known for their aggressive legal defense teams and will often have sent a legal team immediately to the scene of an accident. You will need accident reconstruction experts to prove your case and accident investigators will work in conjunction with your personal injury attorney to investigate and prove your case.