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Truck Accidents Caused by Equipment Failure

When a large commercial truck malfunctions because of an equipment defect, serious injury-causing accidents can easily occur, and whether the windshield wipers fail to work during a storm or a trailer latch comes loose and causes cargo to obstruct the highway, commercial trucking accidents are a serious threat to everyone on the road. In the event that an accident occurs, trucking companies or the commercial truck driver could be held liable for the resulting damages. Maintaining the functionality of all equipment is critical in keeping the road safe for drivers and passengers.

Common Equipment Failures

Equipment failure can be caused by numerous factors. The following are the most common defects in commercial trucks:

  • Tire blowouts or tread-wear
  • Brake failures
  • Broken mirrors
  • Steering wheel malfunction
  • Insecure straps, clamps, or coupling, causing truck loads to shift or become loose
  • Windshield wiper malfunction
  • Defective anti-lock braking system, causing the truck to jackknife
  • Burned out/broken headlights, tail lights, or turn signals

Each of these equipment failures poses a threat to commercial vehicles as well as passenger vehicles. If you have been injured in a serious truck accident, you may be facing serious physical and financial consequences, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the help that you need at this difficult time.

Contact the Truck Accident Resource Center

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Texas commercial trucking accident as a result of equipment failure, our attorneys are here to help you. Here at the Truck Accident Resource Center, our lawyers focus primarily on helping victims of truck accidents. If you are in need of legal assistance, call the Truck Accident Resource Center today at 1-800-220-9341.