Truck Accidents Caused By Brake And Tire Failure
Good tires and well-maintained brakes are essential safety features on large tractor-trailers. In the aftermath of an accident, prompt investigation can sometimes uncover a lack of proper maintenance on the trucking company.
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience investigating truck accidents. Our investigation and trial skills have led to multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Call our firm today at 866-491-6561 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Brake Failure Can Lead To Rear-End Collisions
A fully loaded tractor-trailer can take up to a football field to stop even when traveling at the legal speed limit of 55 miles an hour. The stopping distance can be much longer if the truck:
- Was speeding
- Was overloaded
- Had poorly maintained brakes
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require trucking companies to perform regular maintenance of a truck’s safety equipment, including the brakes. In addition, the trucking companies must keep records to show the work was done. Our lawyers will take immediate steps to collect and preserve maintenance records.
Tire Failure And Accidents
Many trucking companies run trailers on worn or retreaded tires, which can lead to catastrophic blowouts on the road. A tire blowout can lead to issues such as:
- Loss of control
- Truck jackknifing
- Rollover accidents
- Accidents caused by tire debris
Our lawyers work with experts who can determine if tire failure was the cause of the accident that led to your injury.
No Obligation And No Fee Unless We Succeed
We do not charge our clients attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Call our Worcester office at 866-491-6561 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.