Louisville Truck Maintenance and Tractor Trailer Accidents

Expectations for truckers and trucking companies are highly regulated by the federal government. Proper truck maintenance is one of the most important issues in regulations for the trucking industry. Truckers are required to routinely inspect their vehicles. This safety measure can prevent many tragic accidents. When trucks are not maintained, repaired in a timely manner, or inspected regularly, innocent people are put in harm’s way.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a trucking accident caused by improper truck maintenance, contact an attorney from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Our firm offers a free initial consultation and handles all cases on a contingent fee basis.

Problems with Truck Maintenance

Our lawyers work with accident reconstructionists, investigators, and trucking professionals to uncover the cause of the accident. The accident can be pieced together by determining factors such as speed and distance traveled after impact. When negligent companies and truckers allow large and dangerous trucks on the roads, someone must take responsibility. Investigations of tractor trailer accidents routinely uncover problems with truck maintenance such as:

  • Brake failure
  • Shredded tires
  • Defective fifth wheel couplings
  • Lack of reflective tape
  • Broken tail lights
  • Failure to install blind spot mirrors

It is imperative that our legal team visit the accident scene as soon as possible. Trucking companies have their own accident reconstructionists who will have likely started investigative work. When improper maintenance or driver negligence causes an injury, people and companies must be held accountable.

Trucking accident injuries are generally severe and life-altering. Our firm has secured large verdicts and settlements that provide injured people with the financial resources their new circumstances require. Our firm handles a small number of cases at any one time, providing each injured client with personalized attention.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a semi truck accident, please contact our firm to speak with someone about the injuries.