Brake And Tire Failure: Leading Cause Of Trucking Accidents

The Department of Transportation recently conducted a study which found that brake and tire failure are a leading cause of truck accidents nationwide. If you have been involved in a truck accident here in Alpharetta or anywhere throughout the surrounding areas, an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm can help you determine the exact cause of your accident as well as who may be held liable for your injuries.

If a truck's brakes fail to work or malfunction in any way, the results can be catastrophic. In these types of cases it is generally the driver, the vehicle's owner, the individual tasked with performing the truck's maintenance, the brake manufacturer, the tire manufacturer or any combination of these parties who can be held responsible for causing your accident and resultant injuries. The federal government imposes very stringent regulations regarding the safety of truck braking systems. Brake manufacturers who fail to adhere to these standards are acting negligently by putting thousands of innocent drivers and passengers in harm's way.

Tire manufacturers are also required to following strict regulations and issue recalls when as soon as they become aware of any defects or potential problems. Trucking companies who neglect standard, routine maintenance are unnecessarily subjecting their drivers and others to undue risk. Any truck driver who ignores warning signs, neglects key maintenance or repair issues, or fails to take certain precautions can be sued for any injury he or she causes.

There are countless ways brake and tire failures can lead to serious trucking accidents. It is not uncommon in these types of cases for the involved parties to attempt to lay blame on each other rather than taking responsibility for their actions. Hiring an attorney to represent you in your truck accident claim will dramatically improve your chances of being able to hold the responsible party liable so that you can pursue damages. Our attorneys have more than 20 years of legal experience and are more than qualified to represent your case. We provide personalized service and have successfully represented clients in hundreds of accident claims, which has led to millions of dollars being recovered on their behalf. If you have been involved in a truck accident you believe may have been caused by a brake or tire failure, contact us immediately. We will be happy to review your case and advise you of your legal options.