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Proper Truck Maintenance

Trucks must be properly and frequently maintained for safe, optimal performance.

  • Brakes must be properly maintained, adjusted and worn out parts must be replaced
  • Brakes must not be out of adjustment
  • Drivers should be intimately familiar with the condition of their brakes and tires and replace or repair them when necessary
  • Brakes must be able to stop the truck in accordance with the design specifications. There is no room for deviation. The proper sized brakes must be installed in the truck and frequently serviced.

If you were injured in an accident with a large truck that was due to improperly maintained brakes or tires, you may seek compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses and property damage. Attorney Paul VanDerwerken offers a free case evaluation to review your legal options.

Tires Must Be Properly Maintained

Tire blowouts occur for several reasons:

  • Over-pressurization: tire pressure is inaccurately measured
  • Zipper failure: this can be caused by overloading, by an impact to the tire, or by a rupture to the tire
  • Tire demounting: when the tire suddenly and unintentionally splits from the rim
  • Structural defect: it is possible for any tire to have a structural defect that can result in an accident, crash and injury

Truck Lights Require Constant Checking

The driver must always be aware of the condition of the lights on his or her truck. There are many types of lights:

  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Clearance lights
  • Marker lights
  • Amber colored lights
  • Red marker lights
  • Turn signal lights
  • Stop lights
  • License plate and utility lights
  • Interior and trailer lights

Lights are obviously of great importance because visibility reduces accidents and lets other motorists become aware of the large truck’s location and size. For those instances when truck lights are not working or when they burn out, trucks should carry replacement lights and the tools that are needed to install them.

Complimentary Case Review For Accidents Caused by Improperly Maintained Trucks; No Fee Unless We Settle or Win Your Case

If an accident occurs due to faulty brakes, tires or lights on commercial trucks, the harmed party has the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, property damage and more. Negligence exists when the truck driver or maintenance crew does not properly maintain the truck, resulting in crashes, injuries and/or property damage. Attorney Paul VanDerwerken is a skilled litigator who has settled more than 2000 car accident cases and has successfully won more than 125 cases before judge and jury. He is available to discuss your case in a complimentary consultation, which can be scheduled by calling The Law Office of Paul VanDerwerken at 702-385-5050.

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