While the vast majority of trucking accidents that occur across the U.S. stem from driver negligence, many others are caused by a truck’s manufacturing defects. Truckers, especially those that move cargo across various parts of the country in large tractor trailers, rely heavily upon the safety of their vehicles. However, defect-related trucking accidents are unfortunately on the rise in the U.S. and often cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Otherwise stated, in the event that their truck fails for whatever reason, it can create hazardous driving conditions for others on the road.
Inevitably, truck failures leave its driver and possibly his or her employer with huge potential liability exposure. However, it is important to consider that a truck manufacturer can also be held financially responsible if the cause of the accident, in whole or in part, can be traced to a specific manufacturing defect. In fact, when a trucking accident stems from a manufacturing defect, the potential to recover in a civil suit extends to all injured parties, including the truck driver and others affected by the defect.
Although the root of every accident is not always readily apparent, a detailed investigation may reveal that something wrong with the truck played a significant part in causing the crash. In other words, perhaps the reason why the truck jack-knifed, overturned or strayed from its course was due to a defective truck part and not the driver. In general, there are several types of defects that cause life threatening accidents, such as:
If you were injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it is important to seek qualified legal help as soon as possible. The New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware accident attorneys at Lundy Law are highly experienced at handling all types of vehicular accidents. Call us today at 1-800-LundyLaw. We look forward to fighting for your rights, and helping you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us now to learn more about how we can make a difference in your case!