When a truck driver disregards federal regulations they can put innocent drivers in harm’s way. These regulations specify that commercial vehicles must be kept in good condition and have routine inspections. Failing to comply with these regulations could prevent a trucker from identifying any parts that are defective and equipment that may break down while on the highway.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a collision that was caused by truck defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Injury victims may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, current and future medical expenses, emotional trauma and other damages associated with the accident.
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Causes Of Defective Truck Equipment
Commercial trucks are complex vehicles that have numerous parts that require regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that they are operating safely. The following truck defects could result in a disastrous Connecticut truck wreck:
- Brake failure or malfunctioning brakes that keeps the vehicle from stopping or forces it to stop abruptly
- Defective coupling
- Defects with the steering system
- Malfunctioning defroster
- Defective wheels
- Defective tires, including tire blowouts and tread separation
- Broken side view mirrors
- Broken or burnt-out taillights, turn signals and headlights
- Defective trailer hitch
- Faulty windshield wipers
- Defective anti-lock braking system (ABS) or truck brake failure that causes the vehicle to jackknife
- Broken hydraulic hoses
When a truck defect causes a collision to occur, several different parties may be held responsible for the accidents including, the trucking company that hired the driver, the trucker and the manufacturer of the faulty parts.
If you believe that your truck accident was caused by defective auto parts, contact a truck accident attorney today to explore your legal options.
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Contact A Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyer
Following driver safety tips can decrease your chances of being in a truck accident, but sometimes collisions are unavoidable, especially when they are caused by truck defects. While a truck crash can happen in the blink of an eye, the aftereffects can last a lifetime. If you or a family member sustained an injury in a truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney for a legal consultation.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we offer free legal consultations to all injury victims. During your initial legal consultation, we will review the circumstances of the accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. We believe that all accident victims deserve legal counsel regardless of their financial situation. That is why our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. There is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your legal claim, either from a settlement or a jury verdict.
We have three convenient office locations in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford to assist the public with their legal claims.