Owners of trucks, whether a sole practitioner who owns one rig or a trucking company that owns a fleet, have a legal duty to maintain all vehicles before allowing the trucks to go out on the roads. This is true when the trucks are making local deliveries or cross-country hauls. When truck owners fail to abide by US Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines, the resulting accidents and injuries are often catastrophic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck or equipment that was not properly maintained, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we have been fighting for the rights of injured clients in New Jersey for many years. We leave no stone unturned as we analyze what caused the trucking accident and uncover all areas of liability to maximize your compensation. Call our Haddonfield office today for a free consultation.
The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Division is quite clear about guidelines that trucking companies must follow when maintaining fleets of trucks – including 18-wheelers, semis, big rigs, tractor trailers, box trucks, etc. Not only are there lengthy lists of specific pieces of equipment that must be checked constantly, but regular entries must be made in log books at the beginning and ending of every shift and throughout the maintenance process.
Some of the equipment that must be regularly inspected and checked includes parts and accessories related to:
We check the logbooks and electronic maintenance records to determine what caused the truck accident that resulted in your injuries. We’ll ask questions such as:
At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we are experienced truck accident attorneys who will investigate your accident with the help of crash reconstruction specialists and other investigators. We will get to the bottom of what caused your accident and hold all parties liable for negligence — including the manufacturer of the truck part, the installation company, the mechanics and the trucking company itself.
When you or someone you love has been injured in any type of accident, it’s completely understandable that you may be feeling overwhelmed. After all, you are likely in pain, stressed over mounting medical bills and feeling angry about the fact that a trucking company put profits before people and didn’t maintain their trucks as per the law.
We can help get you the justice you want and deserve, as well as the compensation you need. At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we’ve won millions of dollars in damages for people injured in truck accidents caused by myriad factors, including drunk truck drivers, fatigued truckers, trucking company negligence and more. Contact us today for a free consultation about your NJ truck accident. There are no upfront legal fees and if we don’t collect damages for you, you won’t pay us anything.
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