A law firm that strikes back against negligent trucking companies
A properly maintained truck is a safe truck. A poorly maintained truck is a danger to its driver and everyone else on the road. When poor maintenance causes truck accidents, people get seriously hurt or even killed. A trucking company’s failure to keep its fleet in good working order could change your life forever.
When that happens, you need McNelis Law on your side to help you strike back.
The link between improper maintenance and serious injuries
Trucking companies have a legal and ethical responsibility to keep their vehicles in good working order. And truck drivers are required by law to conduct a maintenance check before they get on the road, every time. Tractor-trailers are difficult enough to maneuver as it is; allowing maintenance problems to fester only adds to the danger.
Nevertheless, some truck drivers and trucking companies decide to prioritize profits instead of safety and end up keep poorly maintained trucks on the road. We’ve seen all of the following happen in truck accidents:
- Blowouts due to poorly maintained tires;
- Truckers rear-ending cars because of improperly maintained brakes;
- Underride accidents caused in part by engine trouble in the truck cab;
- Jackknife and rollover accidents involving trucks with poorly maintained components.
Depending on the circumstances, a number of parties could be responsible for your accident if poor maintenance was a factor. If the trucker failed to conduct a maintenance check or overlooked an issue, for example, the truck driver him- or herself could be held responsible, as could the trucking company for failing to train and supervise the driver. The trucking company could also be held directly liable if they failed to correct a known issue, such as problems with the engine or brakes. Or a third party such as a mechanic could even be responsible if maintenance was performed incorrectly.
An experienced truck accident lawyer will help you get to the bottom of what happened
You need to find an attorney who will make your case a top priority and conduct a thorough investigation into the truck that hit you. Attorney Edward McNelis and his team will dig through documents, interview witnesses and turn over every stone to find out why your crash happened. And Edward will stand up to the trucking company and their insurance companies to help you get the compensation you need.
If you’ve been injured by a poorly maintained truck, strike back. Contact us online or call 570-455-6335.