Defective Truck Equipment/Mechanical Failure
Failure to comply with federal trucking regulations can place innocent motorists in harm's way. These trucking regulations specify that trucks must be kept in proper repair and follow maintenance schedules and inspections. At The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C., we have a thorough knowledge and understanding of trucking regulations and a passion for justice to hold negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable for their harmful actions. In some situations, the truckers and trucking companies may have done everything right. In these situations, manufacturers and designers may be responsible for the defective equipment.
In any case, we get to the bottom of it.
If you or a loved one was injured in a defective truck equipment accident, schedule your free initial consultation by calling (314) 621-5454. You can also e-mail us and someone from the firm will be in touch with you within 24 hours. We accept these cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award on your behalf.Defective Truck Equipment Accident and Mechanical Failure Injury Causes
Gretchen is an experienced trial attorney and prepares every case for the possibility of trial. Through this preparation, she secures maximum compensation for her clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries in truck accidents. She also secures the compensation surviving family members deserve to obtain in wrongful death lawsuits. In a thorough accident investigation, a failure or defect such as the following could be found:
- Tire defects, including tread separation and tire blowouts
- Defective wheels
- Truck brake failure or malfunction that prevents a truck from stopping or causes a truck to stop suddenly
- Defective ABS (anti-lock braking system) or truck brake failure that causes truck jackknifes and other accidents
- Defective straps and tie downs that cause unsecured loads to shift or fall off the trailer
- Steering defects
- Defective coupling
- Defective trailer hitch
- Defective safety straps
- Steering mechanism failure
- Broken mirrors
- Burned out headlights, taillights, turn signals
- Broken hydraulic hoses
- Broken defroster
- Faulty windshield wipers
She has extensive knowledge of trucking regulations and the causes of truck accidents. With this knowledge, she provides her injured clients the type of attentive and effective legal help they need. Contact The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C., today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.