Chesterfield Attorneys Handling Defective Truck Equipment Cases
Serving St. Louis, the Surrounding Areas in Missouri
There are numerous causes of truck accidents and our goal is to get to the bottom of how the accident occurred in your case and hold the negligent parties responsible for their conduct. Vehicle accidents caused by defective truck equipment can result in serious injuries to the victims.
In some instances, a truck driver intentionally violates well-established trucking laws and safety regulations as to speed and maximum weight carrying loads in overweight and overloaded trucks. However, some accidents are the result of defective truck equipment such as:
- Failed tires
- Steering equipment
- Failed straps
- Improper mirrors
- Tie downs
- Defective trailer hitches
Investigation of Truck Accident Cases
Often the start of any investigation by our office begins by examining the opposing trucking company’s travel and maintenance logs and repair reports. The process may further require employment of accident scene and crash investigators and examination of the truck and its equipment for possible defects and review of State Highway Patrol accident and truck evaluation reports. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. undertakes a full and complete investigation in every case we handle. This review process puts our clients in a position to maximize recovery and effectively present their case to the judge and jury at trial. Use of technical and scientific expertise places our clients in the best position to obtain needed compensation.
Prosecuting a Truck Accident Case
Trucking companies, parts manufacturers, and their insurance companies will often refuse to pay fair and appropriate compensation for these types of cases. We will take the necessary steps to ensure full and complete recovery for your injuries. Often times, there is a shared responsibility for your injuries between the trucking company, truck driver, and manufacturer. Our Chesterfield truck accident lawyers will pursue all necessary parties to get you the full compensation that you need to compensate you for your injuries.
Common Truck Equipment Defects
Some of the more common truck equipment defect lawsuits that we handle include the following:
- Tire Blowout;
- Brake failure, including air brake failure and malfunction;
- Defective tires, including thread separation and blowout;
- Steering equipment defects;
- Safety Equipment failures;
- Strap and tie down failures, causing loads to shift and fall off the truck;
- Trailer-hitch defects causing separation of trailers.
No Recovery, No Fee
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney’s fees if we obtain compensation for you. For a consultation with a lawyer, call us at (636) 590-4864 or contact us online.