Truck Accidents Resulting From Substandard Maintenance
A 40-ton tractor-trailer is hard enough to stop or steer when it is kept in good condition. If the tires are bald or the brakes are bad, there is no margin for error. In any truck accident, the law firm of Bashein & Bashein examines the condition of the truck for mechanical problems or neglected maintenance.
Our Cleveland attorneys have handled truck accidents across northeast Ohio and statewide. We have a network of top experts who can help inspect the wreckage and reconstruct the accident when necessary to establish negligence of the trucking company.
Your typical "fender-bender" lawyer is not equipped for this. You need a law firm with knowledge of the trucking industry and the resources and jury trial experience to take on commercial freight haulers and their insurers. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Cleveland and Akron Truck Brake Failure Attorney
Trucking firms will try to blame the victim for the crash, and without a credible counter-argument, they may succeed. We work quickly to have the truck and trailer inspected by trucking experts who can identify maintenance or mechanical issues:
- Tires worn past their recommended mileage
- Faulty brakes
- Non-functioning headlights, taillights or side lights
- Dulled or missing DOT reflective tape
- Broken door latches
- Ripped tarps, loose straps or broken tie-downs
In a high-profile wrongful death lawsuit, Bashein & Bashein represented the family of a woman killed as the result of faulty equipment. The truck's windshield washer line had frozen, but the trucker kept driving despite his view being severely salted over. He was unable to stop in time when he came upon an emergency situation in the roadway.
They Failed in Their Duty. We Are Committed to Ours.
The trucker and employer are responsible for safety of the motoring public. Discuss your accident with a Cleveland truck mechanical issue lawyer who knows how to conduct the investigation. Call 216-539-8437, toll free 888-340-5284 or e-mail us today to schedule a free consultation.