Who Is Responsible for Mechanical Truck Failures that Lead to an Accident

Auto accidents that involve big rig trucks are among the most devastating of accidents, both in terms of property damage and in terms of injuries. While it is important to be fully aware of the blind spots on a big rig truck with a trailer and to be careful when driving around big rigs, it is still possible to be in an accident. One of the common causes of truck accidents is mechanical failure. Here’s what you need to know.

Big Truck Mechanical Failures

Trucks, especially trucks with trailers, have a difficult time stopping quickly or maneuvering around difficult roadways and intersections. When the truck itself is not mechanically sound, this makes these hazards much more likely and dangerous. Trucks should be well maintained, with maintenance records kept by the owner or operator of the truck.

Who is responsible for the mechanical maintenance of a truck depends on the situation. Some trucks are owned and operated by the driver, while other trucks are owned by a company and operated by an employee or contractor. If a mechanical failure causes an accident, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to dig for the required information to gain compensation in your case.

The Importance of a Good Lawyer

Truck accidents are among the most complex of accident cases because there are many parties involved from owners to drivers. An experienced attorney can look at the case from all angles and determine who is at fault and must pay for the accident. A good attorney can also make sure that you get full compensation that you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident, contact us today for more information about how we can help or schedule a free consultation.