After my accident, I thought I heard the truck driver say that he thought something was mechanically wrong with the truck. How can I find out if the truck was maintained correctly?
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure their semi-trucks are in good working condition. Commercial trucks are supposed to be inspected routinely, serviced regularly, and maintained accordingly. Especially since semi-trucks travel many miles and are expected to be used for years, transportation companies are supposed to ensure that their trucks are in good working order for the safety of their truck drivers and the public.
Unfortunately, many trucking companies and truck drivers fail to maintain their trucks adequately. This may happen when they feel they must push on to their next destination, as quickly as possible, ignoring any signs of equipment failure. They do this because they are on tight schedules, and they know if they take the truck out of service for maintenance and repairs that they will lose time and money. When a commercial truck is not taken care of, serious trucking accidents in Sarasota and throughout this nation could occur.
Immediately following an accident, you need to contact an experienced Sarasota personal injury law firm to begin investigating on your behalf. Your lawyer will investigate the accident scene, accident report, logbooks, and vehicle maintenance records to determine if lack of maintenance or equipment malfunction was the cause of this crash. For help with your case, call the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.