Maintenance & Equipment Failure

Pennsylvania Trucking Collision Attorneys

When negligent truck maintenance results in equipment or brake failure and innocent victims are hurt, who will pay for the damages, medical bills and loss? The Law Offices of Dallas W. Hartman can help. Call 1-866-586-1910.

State and Federal Trucking Regulations

State and federal trucking regulations state that truck drivers are required to verify the condition of their mechanical, safety and emergency equipment before setting off on the road and at any stop in transit. During a stop, a truck driver is required to conduct a walk around inspection, looking for any problems with the vehicle or the cargo, including:

  • Brake condition
  • Tire condition and inflation levels
  • Wheel seals
  • Kingpin failures
  • Condition of marker lights and reflective strips
  • Disconnected or leaking air lines and hoses
  • All fluid levels
  • Weight distribution and security of load

Failure to conduct this inspection can result in a serious truck accident and can be the basis for a liability lawsuit citing driver negligence as the cause, and immediate investigation is a vital part of building an effective claim. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney who understands negligent truck maintenance cases.

Equipment failure: Is it negligent truck maintenance or a design flaw?

Equipment malfunction and brake failure on a commercial truck can result in serious or even fatal accidents with multiple victims. There are many possible causes. Identifying who is at fault — the truck driver, the trucking company or the manufacturer — can be a daunting task requiring exceptional industry knowledge and the significant resources necessary to employ respected independent industry experts.

Why choose Dallas in negligent truck maintenance cases?

The team at the Law Offices of Dallas W. Hartman has the experience to sort through complicated evidence to find out just who is at fault in a brake failure, running lights malfunction, runaway trailer or tire blowout accident.

We will use our proven negotiation ability and litigation skill to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injury or loss from every responsible party.

To take the first step toward getting the dedicated legal representation you need, please contact us today. Your initial consultation is absolutely free and there are no legal fees for you to pay until we prevail in your claim.

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