Semi-trucks, when fully loaded, can weigh up to 40 tons (80,000 lbs.) and regular maintenance, inspections, and repairs are essential to ensure that these vehicles move and function properly on the road and stay within the driver’s control at all times. When an accident occurs due to a part-malfunction, defective design, or similar equipment failure, the trucking company and/or the truck’s manufacturer may be legally liable for the accident and your injuries. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a large truck, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted hundreds of regulations to help ensure safe driving practices among truck drivers, including FMCSA Regulation §396.11, which requires that all commercial trucks currently in use must be continuously inspected with maintained records for each. This includes a daily inspection-report filled out by the driver, which covers many of the truck’s parts and systems, such as brakes, lights, wheels/tires, and emergency equipment. The most serious risk posed by failure to properly complete these reports is that an equipment-defect may go unnoticed and later result in a serious malfunction and potential accident on the road, which is why this negligence is itself a violation of FMCSA regulations.
Failure to properly maintain a commercial truck can result in accidents, serious injuries, and even death. We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.