Truck Maintenance

Truck Maintenance to Blame for 18-Wheeler Accident?

Attorney in Houston is Prepared to Investigate

If you were injured in an auto – truck accident, poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle could be to blame. To discuss your case with an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston, submit the Free Case Evaluation form now.

Many trucking accidents are caused by inadequate or poor truck maintenance. Inadequate truck maintenance can pertain to the semi-truck or tractor, the attached trailer or some part thereof. Truck drivers have a duty to inspect their vehicles on a regular basis. A proper inspection of a truck should identify safety issues such as bad tires, bad brakes, or other instances of poor maintenance. Evidence of inadequate truck maintenance can include the following:

  • defective tires
  • improper tire pressure or under inflation of tires
  • tire blowouts
  • excessive wear or worn out tires
  • mismatched tires such as mismatched tire sizes as well as mixing bias and radial tires on the same axle.
  • brake failure
  • defective brakes including defective air brakes
  • air brake leaks
  • lack of reflective tape
  • broken taillights
  • inadequate or improper placement of mirrors including lack of blind spot mirrors
  • defective couplings between the semi truck and trailer
  • improperly secured loads

Attorney Helps Identify Responsible Parties of an 18-Wheeler or other Truck Accident

At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak to an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney who understands how to investigate truck accident cases and look at all possible causes of those accidents. Responsible parties can include not only the truck driver and his employer, but also truck maintenance companies and personnel, the companies that load the trailers, trucking brokers, as well as the manufacturers of defective trucking components such as brakes and tires. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have the resources and experience to fully develop our clients’ cases in order to maximize the financial recoveries for the individuals and families we represent.

Talk to Attorneys with Proven Experience

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are proven trial lawyers who have a long and successful history of representing individuals and their families in truck accident cases. To talk about your truck accident case and what an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston can do to help, call us at our local or toll free phone number, or if you prefer, send an email and tell us what happened. We look forward to helping you.