Fleet Maintenance

Did An Unsafe Truck Cause Your Accident?

Trucking companies are required to ensure that their vehicles get inspected before they go out on the road. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong, but if something should happen to the brakes, tires, steering mechanism, or lights and reflectors, serious accidents and injuries can easily result.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler, and if you suffered a serious personal injury in the process, Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., can help you recover the compensation you’ll need to put your life back in order.

Our investigators quickly reach the site of each accident and help determine what went wrong to cause the collision. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., for a free initial consultation.

Negligent Maintenance

If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident and you weren’t at fault, there are usually only two possible explanations for how it happened: driver error and mechanical failure. Driver error can be caused by fatigue or driving under the influence of controlled substances, and mechanical failure is caused by lax standards in the trucking company’s maintenance. Either can be indicative of negligent supervision in a company’s operational policies.

As attorneys and investigators, our goal is not only to find out what went wrong with the truck, but also to check the auto maintenance records to see if there had been a history of problems. We ask, for example, how long had the driver been complaining about the brakes? How many miles since the last tune-up? The answer to these questions determines just how negligent the trucking company was if they caused your injury.

For more information or to set up a free initial consultation, contact Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., today.