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How Mechanical Failure can Lead to Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents that involve passenger vehicles can often result in serious injuries, often to the occupants of the smaller vehicles involved. When these accidents are the result of mechanical failure, victims may be able to recover for their losses through a Georgia truck accident lawsuit. Some of the types of losses that may be compensable in a truck accident lawsuit include losses for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and damage to property, among others. The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced truck accident attorney. In addition to advising you as to whether you have a legal claim, and attorney can also identify what party or parties may be liable for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping victims of semi-truck accidents recover for their injuries.

One of the most common causes of truck accidents is mechanical failure. When mechanical failure occurs because of improper manufacture or maintenance, it may be sufficient to establish liability if the failure caused an accident. Some of the most common kinds of mechanical failure that lead to truck accidents include the following:

  • Brake failure
  • Tire blowouts
  • Windshield wiper malfunction
  • Missing or broken mirrors
  • Coupling failure
  • Headlamps burned out or missing
  • Steering failure

These are just a few of the possible kinds of mechanical failure that can lead to a truck accident, and is it important to have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced truck accident lawyer. Anyone involved in a truck accident should immediately seek medical attention.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident that you believe may have been the result of mechanical failure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia