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Defective Trucking Equipment Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in trucking accidents including defective trucking equipment accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a defective trucking equipment accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Equipment Failure in Trucking Accidents

Large truck accidents cause 12 percent of traffic accident deaths—a disproportionate figure for the number of trucks on our roads. The Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics found that an average of 5,000 trucks are involved in a fatal crash each year. Texas is one of the top three states reporting trucking accident fatalities annually. Defective or failing equipment is the leading cause of commercial trucking accidents. Sadly, most equipment failure could be prevented with routine inspection and care.

If an accident is caused by faulty trucking equipment, the victim has a right to bring a claim against the truck driver, employer, distributor, or manufacturer depending on the source of the failure. The Department of Transportation requires trucking companies to perform frequent maintenance of their equipment, including tires, brakes, belts, hoses, lights, and more. Commercial truck drivers are personally responsible for pre-trip inspections and walk-around inspections every time they pull off the road. The truck driver or company has failed to fulfill any of these responsibilities, they can be held liable for personal injury and property damage.

Common Types of Truck Equipment Failure

There are numerous parts of a semi truck that can malfunction. Some of the most common defects include:

  • Tire blowouts
  • Tire tread separation
  • Insecure, shifting, or falling cargo loads
  • Brake failure
  • Defective coupling
  • Broken rearview and side view mirrors
  • Broken hydraulic hoses
  • Broken windshield wipers
  • Steering malfunctions
  • Insecure trailer hitch
  • Burned out headlights, taillights or turn signals
  • Broken defroster

Proving Liability in a Faulty Trucking Equipment Accident

A thorough examination is required to determine fault in a trucking accident caused by equipment failure. A truck accident investigation may reveal that the driver did not perform routine maintenance, a trucking company did not update old equipment, or a manufacturer delivered a defective product. Accident reconstruction specialists and engineers may need to enlisted to show that a semi truck was in disrepair prior to a crash. Drivers and companies sometimes falsify inspection reports—a key piece of evidence that can be uncovered by an experienced trucking accident attorney.

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Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including defective trucking equipment accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088


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