Failure to Maintain
Counsel from a Beaumont Truck Accident Attorney
Thousands of truck accidents happen every year in Texas, often resulting in serious injuries or even death. These accidents may be caused by a variety of reasons, from speeding, lack of sleep, or improper vehicle maintenance. When an issue like failing to maintain a vehicle is the root of the accident, it can be frustrating and confusing. Why would a company skip over such an important and safety-minded step? Shouldn't truck drivers be held to stricter standards? Who will pay for you medical bills and other related costs?
The good news is that you do not have to navigate this time alone; The Daspit Law Firm can guide you through this time with compassionate support and representation. We know how to handle complex truck accident claims and can use our experience to help with your case. Not only that, but we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay unless we win your case!
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Truck Maintenance Regulations
In order to protect a truck driver and other vehicles on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has put regulations in place that dictate how frequent maintenance and inspection should occur and what type of parts must be regularly maintained.
According to FMCSA regulations, the following must be inspected:
- All lights, signals, and reflectors
- Vehicle breaks, including service brakes, trailer connections, etc.
- Windshield wipers
- Mirrors and horn
Unfortunately, many companies and truck drivers overlook this regulation in order to stay on the road and maximum efficiency. This can lead to devastating accidents and injuries, especially for those in smaller passenger vehicles. If a vehicle that was not properly maintained causes an accident, it can be proven that either the company or truck driver was negligent in their actions. You may be able to obtain damages for medical costs, lost wages, emotional and physical suffering, and more.
You deserve trusted and reliable legal counsel on your side during this time! Contact The Daspit Law Firm if you are ready to discuss your case with one of our Beaumont truck accident lawyers.