Failure to Maintain
Truck Accident Attorney Serving Lafayette, Louisiana
Truck accidents are commonly caused by a truck driver’s failure to
properly maintain their vehicle. Tire blowouts, unhitching trailers, and
faulty brakes can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and
strike nearby cars, resulting in serious injuries. If you have been injured
in a truck accident caused by poor maintenance, a knowledgeable Lafayette
truck accident attorney from Duck Law Firm, LLC can advocate on your behalf
and fight to help you pursue financial recovery for your suffering.
Countless clients have trusted our firm for the following reasons:
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Forms of Improper Maintenance
Truck drivers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) to perform regular inspections of their vehicles to ensure the
safety of other drivers on the roads. Unfortunately, due to the immense
pressure from trucking companies for drivers to reach their destinations
in as little time as possible, drivers may sometimes skip these inspections
in an effort to save valuable time.
This can have dire consequences, as the resulting wear-and-tear of spending
thousands of hours on the road can take a considerable toll on a vehicle
and increase their risk of malfunction. When considering the sheer mass
of an 80,000 pound semi-truck, any sort of malfunction at high speeds
can turn these metal behemoths into wrecking balls, leaving a path of
destruction in their wake.
Drivers are mandated by law to regularly inspect and replace the following:
- Hydraulic brakes
- Air brakes
- Trailer hitches
- Coupling devices
- Tire treads
- Windshield wipers
- Air brakes
Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
If it can be proven that your injuries were the result of a truck driver’s
failure to properly maintain their vehicle, you may be entitled to recover
monetary damages for you injuries. Depending on the severity and scope
of your injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for things
like lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitation costs,
and damaged property. Since compensation is determined on a case-by-case-basis,
it is important you consult with our firm to determine your specific range
of compensation. Upon a consideration of the evidence surrounding your
crash, our firm can craft a compelling legal strategy in pursuit of maximum
financial recovery on your behalf.
If You Do Not Get Paid, Neither Do We
At Duck Law Firm, LLC, our Lafayette truck accident lawyers understand
the immense financial cost a truck accident can place on a person’s
shoulders. Our firm adamantly believes that nobody should be prevented
from seeking justice due to their financial circumstances. As such, we
choose to offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that
you will not pay us a dime in up-front costs for our services. If we are
not successful on your behalf, we work for free.
You have nothing to lose – call (337) 660-2699 or
request a free case review today to get started towards pursuing justice.