Corpus Christi Improper Truck Maintenance Attorneys
Many large truck and 18-wheeler accidents could easily be avoided through proper truck maintenance. Yet, accidents caused by improper truck maintenance continue to put other drivers at risk. In 2017 alone, there were over 70,000 large truck accidents that took place. Because of the massive size and potentially hazardous cargo of large trucks, the injuries from truck accidents are more likely to be severe or even fatal. Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys are experienced at handling cases caused by a trucking company’s failure to maintain its fleet. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a maintenance issue, call us at (361) 888-8808 for a free consultation today.
Why You Need an Attorney
Finding the right law firm to represent you is crucial after a truck accident. Trucking companies and insurance agents will try to get you to settle your claim quickly for as little compensation as possible. You deserve an advocate that will fight for your right to fair and full compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, are prepared to help you navigate the Texas legal system and secure the compensation you may be owed.
Personal injury cases involving truck accidents can also be particularly complex and lengthy because of the potential for very serious or fatal injuries. This means that you could have a longer recovery time, more medical bills to keep track of, and more witnesses and experts to interview for your case. An attorney will assist you with organizing all of the evidence and documents you need to negotiate with insurance agents and potentially prepare for trial. Additionally, because the maintenance of large commercial trucks is regulated by both state and federal laws, an attorney will be able to determine which laws the driver or trucking company violated and how.
Why You Should Choose Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys
Our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are familiar with the different legal standards that apply to these cases. We have helped our clients receive millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements over the years, and we are ready to help you negotiate a fair settlement or prove your case in court. We understand that the recovery process after a truck accident can be costly and impact your financial stability. Because of these, we will not ask you to pay any legal fees unless we are successful in helping you secure compensation for your injuries.
Dangers of Improper Truck Maintenance
Improper truck maintenance is extremely dangerous and could lead to major accidents that injure innocent drivers and pedestrians. Large trucks, including commercial trucks, are often regulated by both state and federal standards to keep both workers and pedestrians safe. These standards require that large trucks and 18-wheelers pass inspections and regularly receive maintenance.
Having regular maintenance is important for a couple of reasons. First, these checks will help uncover parts that are wearing out, coming loose or no longer work. And second, regular maintenance will help to quickly determine whether a truck part was defective before it ever entered the truck. Either way, improper maintenance or a lack of maintenance could prevent truck drivers from noticing dangerous road conditions or stopping in time to avoid a collision. Some of the problems that could arise from improper truck maintenance include:
- Faulty or cracked windshields
- Misaligned windshield wipers that make road visibility hard
- Broken or defective headlights
- Misaligned or low-tread tires
- Difficulty breaking or accelerating properly
These could cause large trucks to roll over or collide with other vehicles. Our fierce trial attorneys at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys have years of experience dealing with trucking companies and investigating these cases and will help you understand what your legal options are after a truck accident.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve provided a few common questions we receive in regards to this type of accident for your convenience. Please call us at (361) 888-8808 if you have additional questions or if your question was not addressed here.
How can I find out if the truck was not adequately maintained or inspected?
Discovering the reasons behind a truck collision can be very difficult and time-consuming. Collecting evidence of recent inspections and the quality of truck parts can also be difficult to determine. Our legal team has years of experience collecting this information and working with experts to understand how poor maintenance and defective design of truck parts could lead to an accident. Contact us to set up a free case evaluation and learn more about whether improper maintenance may have caused the truck that caused an accident involving you or a loved one.
Who should I sue?
There are a number of parties that could potentially be liable after a truck accident. This may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The manufacturers of the truck parts
- The truck inspectors
- Other parties
Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys is committed to helping our clients figure out the best strategy for their case and maximize their potential recovery after a settlement or trial.
How much money could I recover if I win my case?
There are some possibilities for obtaining recovery after a truck accident. If you decide to pursue litigation, you could be eligible to receive damages for lost wages due to injury, physical therapy and other medical expenses, mental and emotional distress, loss of companionship, or even other forms of recovery like punitive damages. Our skilled legal team knows how to present your case so that you may receive adequate compensation for the pain and trauma experienced by you or a loved one after a truck accident.
Contact Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys
The experienced Corpus Christi truck accident lawyers at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, are committed to helping those who have been injured in truck accidents throughout Texas. Contact us at (361) 888-8808 to schedule your free consultation or case review today. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of improper truck maintenance, you deserve the best legal representation during the painful recovery period. We only get paid if you are awarded compensation, so let us get started on your case today.
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