Truck Defects or Malfunctions
Driving a large truck or 18-wheeler is a difficult and dangerous occupation. The maximum weight allowed for semi-trucks is approximately 80,000 pounds, or 40 tons. When considering a semi-truck’s weight, it is no surprise that accidents involving 18-wheelers are oftentimes gravely serious, or deadly.
Causes of Accidents
Truck accidents may occur for a number of reasons, including various defects or malfunctions. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, consider the following potential causes:
Brake Malfunction: When your brakes are responsible for bringing upwards of 40 tons of weight to a complete stop, it is crucial that they perform their function. Any defect or problem can have catastrophic consequences.
Tire Defects: On a vehicle that has 18 wheels, it may seem like one of them could blow out and things would carry on as usual; however, this is a misconception. Tire blowouts can be equally, if not more, devastating for large trucks.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, a variety of persons may be liable for the resulting damages. Regardless of whether it was a driver, employer, mechanic, or manufacturer error, if you have been the victim of their negligence, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our Tallahassee trucking accident attorneys can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Contact Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a truck due to a possible defect or malfunction of the truck, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and will need to speak with a qualified attorney about the details of your case before you enter into any settlement with an experienced accident insurance adjuster.
For more information about how to protect your rights and pursue a legal claim, contact the Moye Law Firm at 1 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) today.