Copyright ©2007-2013 Leehey Olson Law, P.C. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Click here for the full disclaimer.
Cedar Rapids Failure to Inspect Lawyers
Commercial trucking companies retain fleets of vehicles that carry substantial cargo loads across significant distances on a daily basis. As a result, these 18-wheelers accumulate mileage and wear and tear far more quickly than the typical passenger vehicle. To facilitate the safe operation of these semi-trucks and to protect the safety of other motorists with whom they share the roadways, proper and regular maintenance of commercial trucks is absolutely essential. Regular inspections, including those that are mandated by law, must be performed to identify potential issues and rectify problems before they result in serious truck accidents.
If you have been involved in a truck accident that may have been caused by negligent maintenance, it may be in your best interest to pursue legal action against the trucking company that is responsible for the vehicle.
Consequences of Improper Truck Maintenance
It is wholly unacceptable for a trucking company to omit its inspection responsibilities because the simple evaluation of a vehicle’s condition can prevent serious injury and irreparable damage to other drivers and their vehicles. To put into light the causes of accidents that a regular assessment would help to avoid, consider the following things that would be caught by a careful inspection:
- Deterioration of brake pads and shoes
- Low levels of brake fluid and other essentials
- Tire wear and separation
- Brake light burnout
- Turn signal burnout
- Horn failure
Let us help you secure the financial compensation that you need to address your medical expenses, car repair costs, and other damages arising from a truck accident. Contact the Cedar Rapids employer negligence lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.