Truck Brake Failure
Were You Seriously Injured In A Crash?
The sheer size of big rigs, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other trucks dramatically increase the potential danger of any crash these vehicles are involved in, and one of the most common causes of crashes involving trucks is brake failure. Trucks are a constant presence on highways and roads across America, and each one needs to undergo maintenance and inspections to ensure that these types of failures do not occur.
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A truck hurtling down a road without brakes or a runaway truck ramp will likely only come to a stop when it crashes into something, and anything that size will cause catastrophic damage to the thing it crashes into. If you were seriously injured in a crash caused by a runaway truck, contact our Phoenix truck accident attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC today to learn more about what your legal options are and begin preparing for the future.
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Runaway Truck?
Determining which party/parties are liable is an important part of any personal injury claim. Several parties can be held liable when brake failure was the cause of the runaway truck, including:
- The Brake Manufacturer: If the manufacturing or design process affected the device’s ability to work as intended, the manufacturer of the product could be held liable for any runaway vehicles.
- The Truck Driver: The driver is most likely to be responsible for brake failure because it’s part of their job to ensure that their vehicle is in working order.
- The Maintenance Crew: Maintenance crews keep detailed records of any work performed on a vehicle per federal law, and these records can show if work was done incorrectly or not done at all.
- The Trucking Company: If the trucking company failed to implement or enforce safety protocols, it can be held liable for any mechanical or safety failure. The same goes if it was aware of an issue and allowed or forced the vehicle to remain on the road.
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At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix truck accident lawyers will work with you through every step of the legal process in order to fight for the compensation you require. If you suffered a serious injury in a truck crash, give us a call at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal options, or fill out our online form today to schedule a free case evaluation. You don’t need to face this alone – we’re ready to provide you with the support you need.