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The components, equipment, and systems that power vehicles are not always reliable or safe. In fact, from big rigs to passenger vehicles, equipment failures occur all too often, causing truck accidents and other wrecks. When that happens, several parties may be liable, and you can turn to Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for getting justice.
For more than 20 years, we have helped injured people protect and assert their rights after they have been harmed by defective vehicle parts. Strategic, knowledgeable, and compassionate, our truck accident lawyers are highly effective at standing up to the toughest opponents, and we know how to win when it matters most. That’s why we are known as leading truck accident lawyers — and it’s why you can trust our team when it’s time to recover full, fair compensation.
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In a perfect world, vehicle equipment would be totally dependable, safely designed, and properly manufactured. It would also be crash tested, flawlessly installed, and regularly maintained. It’s no secret we don’t live in a perfect world, of course. And for vehicle equipment, that can end up meaning risky or even dangerous components malfunction and fail on the roads.
In general, vehicle equipment failures tend to result from some type of negligence. Specifically, that can arise via:
Of all tractor-trailer equipment, tires fail the most often. Given that tires are in constant contact with the roads and that many roads are not in the best condition, it’s no wonder that tires take a beating — and that they tend to malfunction more than any other component on big rigs.
That, however, assumes that tires were safely designed and properly manufactured to begin with. Tragically, that’s not the case for many tires, some of which have:
Also subject to substantial wear and tear, brakes are the second most common component to fail on trucks. Like tire problems, brake failures can also result from design flaws, manufacturing defects, and failures to replace worn brakes when necessary.
These factors can end up causing all sorts of complications and brake problems, like (but not limited to):
|Ranking of Most Common Defects
|Defective Truck Parts (% of Fatal Wrecks)
|Truck Coupling, Trailer Hitch, or Safety Chains (0.1%)
|Steering System (0.1%)
The circumstances of and evidence for your crash are key to answering this question. An attorney can also be pivotal when you need a “Yes” or “No” answer here, along with insights about how to proceed with a claim.
The truth is that you may need to review all sorts of evidence to determine whether defective equipment contributed to a wreck. That evidence could include (and may not be limited to):
Financial recoveries, whether through settlements or jury awards, depend on the economic and non-economic losses that the injured have suffered. Compensation also depends on what victims (or plaintiffs) can prove and whether they share any liability for the accident or their injuries.
For example, truckers could be among the victims who have claims against manufacturers for inherently defective equipment. However, if a trucker’s failure to inspect a big rig contributed to the equipment failure, that driver could share some fault for the crash. In those cases, there may still be legal remedies available for victims. If so, any financial recoveries from these cases could be reduced.
victims and families can be left with lifelong trauma. While money will never erase that, truck accident compensation can provide the financial means necessary to start picking up the pieces and healing.
There are no excuses for equipment failures. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a big rig wreck, a truck accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can help you determine when mechanical problems may be to blame. We can also help you take the right steps to recover and protect your rights when it matters most.
Dedicated to offering strategic, compassionate representation, we provide the advocacy we would expect in your shoes — and we are relentless about seeking the best possible resolutions.
Discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery by contacting us today.