Brakes are a crucial element to a car and truck. When brakes do not work like they should, especially in the case of bringing an 80,000 pound semi to a stop, a violent Coweta County truck accident can occur and cause innocent motorists serious injuries.
While you may know that the trucking accident was not your fault, it is crucial to determine liability in brake failure accidents. For this, you will need an accident attorney who has experience representing victims of large trucking accidents.
Coweta County trucking accident attorneys know how to properly investigate an accident, collect and preserve evidence, and know which parties may be liable. Some of the different parties that may be responsible for your crash include:
- Trucking company
- Truck driver
- Repair shop
- Truck manufacture
As you can see, there are many parties that could be liable for your Newnan truck crash. For example, the trucker and trucking company may not have maintained the brakes, nor had the truck been serviced like it should have, according to the manufacturer’s guidelines; however, the mechanic and repair shop could have overlooked a problem with the brakes. Additionally, the brakes could have been defective and the manufacturer could be held liable.
In cases involving brake failure, it is critical to have someone on your side to establish liability and build a strong case for you. Call Shane Smith Law at (770) 487-8999 for a complimentary consultation today and to learn more about liability and your rights.