Just like any other motor vehicle, a large commercial truck is made of many moving parts that must function correctly in order for the truck to drive properly and safely. In fact, there are many more parts on a truck or tractor-trailer that could possibly malfunction than there may be on a regular passenger vehicle. When certain parts malfunction or are defective, a truck driver may lose control of the truck, which may cause serious accidents and injuries. Often, such “runaway truck” accidents may involve several other motor vehicles and may seriously injure several different people. If you have been the victim of a truck accident caused by a parts defect or malfunction, you deserve to be compensated and should contact a Coweta County truck accident lawyer for help as soon as possible.
Common parts on a large truck that may malfunction and cause an accident include:
- Steering columns or systems
- Trailer hinges or coupling
- Brake lights
- Airbags (if they suddenly deploy)
Cases involving truck malfunctions are often complicated because responsibility may trace back to the manufacturer of the truck part. These are often large companies that have legal teams and other resources. However, experienced truck accident lawyers know how to handle such cases and help you recover.
Contact a Coweta County Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
When a commercial truck accident occurs because of a parts defect or malfunction, the case may become significantly more complicated than if the accident had been due to simple driver error. For this reason, it is important for any truck accident victims who suffered an injury to seek out representation from an experienced and skilled truck accident attorney who is familiar with this particular type of case. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith are experienced and knowledgeable in truck accident cases and can help victims receive they recovery they deserve. Do not hesitate to call our office for help today at (770) 487-8999.