Mechanical Failure & Truck Accidents
Call a McAllen Truck Accident Lawyer at Stern Law Group
Were you injured in an accident with a large truck? Was mechanical failure involved, such as faulty brakes or a tire blowout? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. It will be necessary, however, to determine exactly what caused the collision and therefore who should be held accountable. A McAllen truck accident lawyer at our firm can talk to you about what occurred and can offer insight regarding your options during a free consultation, so we recommend that you call as soon as possible to discuss your case. At Stern Law Group, we have helped more than 30,000 clients and are prepared to see how we can help you.
Negligent Truck Maintenance
Truck drivers, owners and trucking companies have a responsibility to properly inspect, maintain and repair their vehicles. This is a necessary part of ensuring they are as safe as possible while on the road. In fact, state and federal regulations set forth specific rules regarding commercial truck inspections, which must be performed and properly noted before a driver can start a job. If a trucking company or truck driver fails to follow protocol and safety regulations regarding truck inspections, an unsafe truck may be allowed on the road with other motorists.
Truck parts see a considerable amount of wear and tear because of constant use and the large size and weight of these vehicles. This makes proper inspections and maintenance of the utmost importance. Tires, steering systems, brakes, suspension systems, fluid levels and countless other parts and systems must be maintained for a truck to function properly. If this is not done, worn tires may blowout, brakes may fail or other systems may malfunction and cause a truck driver to lose control – causing an accident.
When poor truck maintenance is to blame for a truck accident, the trucking company or truck driver may be held to blame. A truck mechanic could also be at fault, depending on the circumstances. Our attorneys can review inspection and maintenance logs and can work with truck experts to determine exactly what occurred and who is liable.
Defective Truck Parts
A defective truck part may also be to blame for a collision. This refers to a part or system that is faulty not as a result of poor maintenance but because of a design or manufacturing defect. In these cases, truck manufacturers, distributors or dealerships could be held legally responsible. These parties could be held strictly liable for injuries caused by defective truck parts, meaning that a victim would not necessarily have to prove specific wrongdoing or negligence on the part of the manufacturer (or other at-fault party) but simply that the part was defective and caused the accident and therefore the victim's injuries.
Often referred to as product liability cases, lawsuits involving defective truck parts can be exceedingly complicated. A victim may have to face off against an extremely large manufacturer that has considerable resources and an entire team of attorneys to counter such lawsuits. That is where our attorneys' experience and skill can make all the difference. We have more than 150 years of combined legal experience and the resources to wage war against truck manufacturers for defective or poorly designed parts.
Help for Truck Accident Victims in McAllen, TX
If you are looking for legal counsel in the McAllen, Texas area after a truck accident, look no further. You probably have a number of questions and may be unsure of where to turn at this crucial juncture. During a free consultation with a McAllen truck accident attorney at our firm, you can find out what you need to know to make educated decisions about your case. Contact Stern Law Group today.