Improperly Maintained 18-Wheelers
We drive every day surrounded by commercial vehicles on the road. We rely on the owners and operators of these large vehicles to keep their trucks and trailers safe through proper maintenance. Many of these trucks are transporting dangerous cargo or hazardous materials. Unfortunately, many truck drivers, or the company that owns and maintains the trucks, do not properly maintain their vehicle. If you’ve been injured in a big rig wreck due to poor maintenance, contact our San Antonio truck accident attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Studies within the trucking industry have recently concluded that equipment and maintenance-related issues were the cause for many tractor/trailer accidents.
- Brake system;
- Trailer hitch/safety chains;
- Power train;
- Exhaust system;
- Wheels; and
- Steering system.
An improperly maintained 18-wheeler puts everyone at risk of serious catastrophic accidents. Even the truck drivers themselves may be injured through no fault of their own but of the company or entity charged with making sure the truck is in safe operating order. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as the result of an accident caused by an improperly maintained big rig, call the lawyers of Hill Law Firm today.