Fleet safety and maintenance is an important element of our investigation after a commercial truck accident. Trucks, trains and other large vehicles can pose a threat to the safety of other drivers if they are poorly maintained. Because of their immense destructive power, trucks are subject to numerous federal safety regulations. They must undergo regularly scheduled Fleet safety inspections and maintenance. Any repairs must conform to proper standards. Additionally, truck drivers must conduct pretrip investigations to ensure that all of the trucking equipment is in safe working order.Sloppy maintenance and safety lapses often contribute to truck accidents. However, these errors might not be immediately apparent. A thorough investigation is often required to uncover what really happened and which parties were at fault.
Preventative maintenance is critical to the trucking industry. Not only are certain maintenance measures required by law, but they are also necessary for ensuring the safety of truck drivers and others on the road. Some of these measures include:
All too often, required maintenance and repairs as well as Fleet safety and maintenance are overlooked or ignored. Multiple parties – including the truck driver, carrier, shipper, broker or contractor – may potentially be at fault for failing to conduct inspections or repairs that could have prevented the truck accident from occurring. Sadly, innocent drivers and passengers often suffer serious injury and, in a fatal truck accident in Kentucky, tragedy as a result.
The rules and regulations regarding trucking safety are complicated. At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC,our attorneys have the extensive knowledge, resources and experience necessary for handling truck accident cases. Since 1925, our firm has served as a leader in personal injury law throughout the Louisville area. We proudly protect the rights of those injured in truck accidents.
When you trust us with your case, you can expect that we will go the extra mile to help you obtain a fair and just outcome. We work with world-renowned experts to conduct a thorough investigation and reconstruction of the accident, uncovering the contributing causes to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Our accomplished truck accident lawyers use proven strategies to obtain outstanding results in truck accident cases.
Don’t settle for anything less. To arrange a FREE, no-obligation consultation with the experienced truck accident attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, contact us at (866) 583-9701. From our office in Louisville, Kentucky, our attorneys handle cases nationwide.
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