Before commercial vehicles are taken on any haul, truck drivers and trucking companies are legally required by federal trucking regulations to ensure that these vehicles are in good working order. Despite this obligation, however, some drivers and trucking companies fail to honor this responsibility, sending potentially dangerous trucks out on to the roadways with other drivers.

When a failure to maintain trucks occurs, there is a significantly increased possibility that essential equipment on the truck will malfunction and that, consequently, truck accidents will occur.

The Denver truck accident attorneys at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group can prove when a failure to maintain trucks causes accidents and injuries.

The Denver truck accident attorneys at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group can prove when a failure to maintain trucks causes accidents and injuries.

Examples of Failure to Maintain Trucks

Some of the specific ways in which truck drivers, trucking companies or others may be negligent in their responsibility to perform essential truck maintenance can include by:

  • Failing to thoroughly inspect trucks prior to hauls and/or in between driving shifts
  • Failing to replace truck equipment that is clearly broken, worn down, stressed or otherwise not in proper working order
  • Replacing broken or worn down equipment with cheap or defective parts in an effort to save money
  • Not properly replacing equipment on trucks by, for instance, failing to reassemble vehicle systems properly.

Such negligence can affect the critical equipment and systems on commercial trucks, including (but not limited to):

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Ignition systems
  • Safety equipment (like, for instance, brake lights)
  • Trailer hitch equipment
  • Steering systems.

Proving Failure to Maintain Trucks

When failure to maintain trucks has contributed to truck accidents, the Denver truck accident lawyers at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group are ready to stand up for victims’ rights and help prove negligence in these cases. Some of the specific evidence that our trusted attorneys can use to prove that truck drivers, trucking companies or others failed to maintain trucks (and, consequently, caused victims’ injuries and losses) include (but are not limited to):

  • Truck maintenance logs, as drivers and companies are required to maintain detailed records of each truck’s maintenance history
  • On-board vehicle records, which can identify when certain systems of trucks malfunctioned
  • Truck drivers’ vehicle condition reports, which have to be completed between driving shifts
  • Witness statements, which can explain how certain equipment malfunctions played out on the roadway.

The Respected Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group

If you believe that a truck equipment maintenance issue may have contributed to a truck accident you were injured in, it’s time to contact the Denver truck accident lawyers at Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group Our attorneys are dedicated, experienced advocates for truck accident victims, and they will work tirelessly to help injured people hold negligent and reckless parties responsible for causing truck accidents.

For more than 35 years, our Denver truck accident attorneys have been committed to providing each of our clients’ cases with personalized attention and the highest quality legal services so they can obtain the compensation and justice they deserve.

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