When a large truck collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist, the injuries that result are often severe.
Commercial trucks are significantly larger than other types of motor vehicles, resulting in greater force in the accident and a high potential for damage.
Unfortunately, one of the more common causes of a truck accident can be blamed on equipment failure. Equipment failures may be the responsibility of the truck drivers or the trucking companies.
10 Types of Truck Equipment Failures That Cause Accidents
What are some of the types of equipment failure that can lead to a truck accident? The following includes ten examples:
- Transmission failure
- Defective side lighting
- Defective rear lighting
- Removed or depowered front brakes
- Inadequate adjustments to the brakes
- Tire blowouts
- Improperly attached trailers
- Improperly secured loads
- Improper distribution of a truck’s load
- Defective steering mechanisms
If a truck’s equipment fails and an accident results, victims may suffer from significant injuries and substantial property damage. As a result, expensive medical bills and other expenses can begin to accrue. Fortunately, victims may be entitled to compensation by pursuing a claim against the truck’s driver or the trucking company. We can help protect your legal rights. Even if you are so significantly injured that it is difficult to leave your home or the hospital, we can help. For many victims, we can come to you to conduct an initial interview. We encourage you to contact us today for more information.