Did A Runaway Truck Cause A Serious Crash?
Runaway vehicles are among the most dangerous hazards on the road, especially when the out of control vehicle is an 80,000-pound truck. According to the United States Department of Transportation, around 30 percent of all truck crashes involved a brake-related issue or failure. There are a number of parties responsible for keeping trucks well-maintained, including the trucking company, the people performing maintenance work and the truck drivers themselves. If any of these people fail to perform their jobs, then it puts everyone on the road’s lives at risk.
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Who Can Be Held Liable?
Determining who is liable is a key step in any personal injury claim, and when the truck accident was caused by failing brakes there are several potential parties who could be found responsible for the crash.
- The Brake Manufacturer: Just like any other safety system, there are federal standards for brakes that the manufacturer must meet before putting them into circulation. If they have a defective design or were poorly manufactured, the company could be held liable for the crash.
- The Workers In Charge Of Maintaining The Brakes: Federal law does more than just set basic standards, it also requires trucking companies to keep detailed records about the maintenance done on their trucks. These records can help us better understand when or if work was done on the brakes, and what was done.
- The Trucking Company: These companies are in charge of creating and enforcing safety standards for their contracted workers and employees to follow, and failure to enforce these rules, or failure to create them in the first place could result in liability in the event of a crash.
- The Truck Driver: As the person behind the wheel of the vehicle, the truck driver is the party most likely to be liable. They are in charge of keeping their vehicles in proper working order, and their failure to do so could lead to a number of unidentified and potentially catastrophic mechanical failures.
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Hiring the right lawyer to handle your case is one of the most important decisions you can make, and our Tampa truck accident lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks are prepared to fight for you in court and at the negotiation table to secure the legal outcome you require. With more than 135 years of collective experience, you can trust our firm to provide you with the knowledgeable representation necessary to secure the maximum possible compensation. Fill out our online form to give us information about your situation, or call us at (813) 375-0109 to speak with a member of our firm today.
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