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Defective Truck Equipment & Poorly Trained Commercial Drivers

Trucks on the road in El Paso have a very specific set of rules governing how they are maintained, and who can operate them. Truck drivers have to go through a detailed and regulated training process before they are able to get behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle. Likewise, each truck has to undergo frequent inspections to make sure it is fit for service. However, sometimes these drivers can be undertrained or improperly trained before they take the road and this can be very dangerous and cause a commercial truck accident in El Paso.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by defective truck equipment & poorly trained commercial drivers, you need someone on your side. Having a lawyer on your side in these cases is critical. Commercial vehicle accident cases are more complex and have more money at stake than a standard vehicle accident. When looking for an attorney, make sure you hire someone with experience. At Carabin Shaw, we’ve been serving our clients for over 25 years and will fight for you. Our team of El Paso commercial vehicle accident lawyers will help you get the money you deserve.

Defective Truck Equipment

Commercial trucks are complex machines with many moving parts and many people involved in their manufacturing and maintenance. When one of these pieces does not function properly, it can spell disaster. According to guidelines set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers must perform a pre-trip inspection on their vehicle before every trip. They have to make sure that their vehicle is in working order to ensure the safest driving environments for themselves and others around.

They must also log these pre-trip inspections in a report called a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report. If the driver discovers anything in this inspection that could possibly be a defect or cause the vehicle to malfunction, they must report it. If these problems are not addressed in a timely fashion and one of these problems leads to an accident, that could spell negligence on behalf of the driver and/or the trucking company. If you believe faulty trucking equipment caused your accident, get in touch with El Paso commercial vehicle accident lawyers.

Trucking manufacturers can also be held responsible in an accident if one of their parts proves to be defective and that defective part causes a malfunction and accident. Much like a recall with standard cars, manufacturers of truck parts do make mistakes which can lead to severe accidents on the road. If you believe a defective part caused your accident, you need to let El Paso trucking accident attorneys investigate.

Poorly Trained Drivers

Truck drivers in El Paso must undergo training processes that ensure they are ready to get behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle, but sometimes corners are cut. If a driver is allowed to drive before they are fully certified, or if they are improperly trained, this can spell disaster for drivers on the road. The trucking company is ultimately responsible for the actions of their drivers on the road because the company is responsible for hiring and maintaining competent and well-trained employees. Having someone with less experience on the road leads to a much higher chance of a commercial truck accident in El Paso.

Hiring An Experienced Trucking Lawyer

Defective truck equipment & poorly trained commercial drivers can cause deadly accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these accidents, you need an attorney on your side. You need to speak to El Paso trucking accident attorneys that will fight for you. At Carabin Shaw, we’ve recovered over $1 billion for our satisfied clients and will work hard to get you the money you deserve. For a free consultation with a lawyer, call us today at 915-779-2301.

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