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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.

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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
  • Headlights
  • Taillights
  • Trailer hitches
  • Coupling devices
  • Tire treads
  • Windshield wipers
  • Mirrors
  • 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.