San Antonio Poor Truck Maintenance Leads to Trucking Accidents

Oftentimes, an accident involving an 18-wheeler truck may not be because of the way a driver is driving. Instead, it could have been the steps taken prior to the truck taking the road that lead to truck accidents that cause severe injuries and fatalities on the roads. Failure to maintain a truck could cause to truck malfunctions that lead to an accident and our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers are ready to investigate your accident to see what the real cause was.

If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by improper truck maintenance, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at 210.222.2288. Carabin Shaw Law Firm will fight for your entitled compensation. Improper maintenance could lead to serious injuries or death, and our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to help.

The Problem with Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set out certain safety regulations that a truck must meet before hitting the road. If drivers do not repair worn parts or check their equipment properly and routinely, there could be disastrous results. Such failure is the most common cause of accidents involving big rig trucks.

  • Some examples of Proper Truck Maintenance would include:
  • Replacing fluids vital to the engine
  • Inspecting and rotating tires,
  • Inspecting hoses
  • Aligning the front and back end of the truck
  • Inspecting the fuel tank for drain water and sediment.
Who is Responsible?

Both the driver and the owner of the truck may be liable for the injuries resulting from an accident caused by poor truck maintenance. Under the FMCSA, a post-trip inspection is required to make sure that parts have not become worn on the trip, and there should be a pre-trip inspection to ensure that the trailer is properly attached to the cab of the truck. Truck malfunction from lack of proper maintenance could lead to a serious injury or death from an accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or an 18-wheeler, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm.  Our dedicated team of lawyers know the federal rules and regulations that truck drivers, and the trucking companies that employ them, must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.

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