The large majority of commercial trucking companies take safety very seriously. This means they have strict regulations and procedures regarding the behavior of their drivers and for how their trucks are maintained. However, just like any other industry, there are always a few bad apples that try to gain an edge in the business or make more money by cutting corners or skipping steps. Unfortunately, such behavior on the part of these few puts the safety of all other motorists on the road at risk. The Coweta County truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith work to hold such negligent companies responsible for any injuries or damage they cause.
Poor Truck Maintenance
One way trucking companies try to cut corners is by allowing unsafe trucks to remain active in their fleets. Trucking companies have the responsibility to regularly and thoroughly inspect and maintain all of the trucks in their fleet to ensure that they are in adequate working order and safe for use. If a truck has a potential defect or a possible malfunction, that truck should not be allowed on the roads until it has been fully repaired.
However, such repairs may be costly and may delay certain deliveries if there are not enough trucks in the fleet to take over. Unfortunately, this leads many companies to neglect proper inspection and/or maintenance. If a tire blows out or a truck’s brakes fail, the resulting accidents and injuries can be devastating.
Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you have been in an accident because a large commercial truck malfunctioned in some way, you deserve to be compensated by the responsible party. An experienced truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you identify the responsible party and prove their negligent actions in a legal claim. If you have suffered injury in an accident, do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.