Negligent Truck Maintenance and Equipment Failures
Multiple parties have duties to make sure trucks are in proper working order: truck drivers, trucking companies, maintenance companies and more. There are state and federal regulations that dictate maintenance and upkeep requirements. These requirements are based on a variety of factors, including whether or not the truck is engaged in interstate commerce, as well as the number of miles it is driven each day.
Failure to properly maintain a commercial vehicle is a major cause of truck accidents, and one that our attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers always take into consideration when they investigate these claims. Our Cincinnati attorneys leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting you fair compensation.
Holding the Negligent Parties Accountable
Victims of truck accidents rarely know whether maintenance was an issue. Perhaps you have reason to believe that a defective truck or trucking part played a role, but it is important that we bring our more than 30 years of experience into play to find out exactly what went wrong.
Failure to replace tires when the tread has worn thin can result in truck tire blowouts. Failure to change brakes that are worn out can result in rear-end collisions. Failure to replace or clean lights and reflectors could cause another motor vehicle to hit a tractor-trailer. We will take care to determine whether one of these was an issue in your accident. We will find out who was responsible for the negligent truck maintenance and equipment failure.
While a variety of parties could be to blame, truck drivers are required to conduct an investigation before every run. They must clean off lights and reflectors. They must check tires, brakes and other parts. If they failed to do so, we will see that they pay.