Shreveport Accidents from Defective Vehicle Parts
Qualified Shreveport Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck accidents are one of the most dangerous types of collisions. The
large size and heavy loads of commercial trucks make them a dangerous
variable in any car accident, especially when a defective vehicle part
causes the truck to become uncontrollable. If a defective vehicle part
is to blame in a
truck accident, pinpointing liability can be a tricky issue.
Fortunately, our skilled Shreveport truck accident lawyers thrive on challenges.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident and are looking
for qualified legal advice and representation, enlist the experienced
services of our firm.
Contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC
for an initial case evaluation.
Common Defective Vehicle Parts
Trucks require larger than average vehicle machinery to ensure they run
smoothly from point A to point B. One failure on the part of any little
piece of equipment could jeopardize the entire system.
Some common defects that cause truck accidents include the following:
Brakes – When truck brake systems fail, the truck may not have time to sufficiently
Hydraulics – Failed hydraulics can affect the entire operation of the truck
and result in injury.
Couplings – Defective couplings may cause a trailer to detach from the truck
and cause injury.
Straps & Ties – Failed straps and ties could result in falling cargo and deadly
Steering – Steering mechanism failure could result in a jackknifed truck or
Engine – Engine part failure may result in a loss of vehicle control for
Rear Guards – A failed rear guard could cause a car to be crushed if it rear-ends
Any of these little parts could contribute to a huge disaster if not operating
correctly. Sometimes improper maintenance is to blame, other times the
blame falls on the manufacturer. Determining which is at fault can be
a complicated issue that requires help from lawyers who can consult with
experts in the variables that contributed to the accident.
Determining Manufacturer Liability in a Truck Accident Case
If the accident was caused wholly or in part by a defective vehicle component,
it may be that the manufacturer is responsible. If this is the case, determining
manufacturer liability generally follows similar laws as product liability.
Design, manufacturing, and marketing may be considered in defective truck
Design – Safety standards must be met in the design of a truck component.
If these are forgotten or purposefully ignored, a faulty part may be installed
on a truck.
Manufacturing – If the part is not built correctly and then installed on the vehicle,
the manufacturer may be responsible for the accident in whole or in part.
Marketing – Truck parts ought to still include information that alerts consumers
to any potential risks. The absence of reasonable warning labels could
be a marketing problem.
Our Shreveport truck accident attorneys can capably handle any case involving
defective vehicle parts. Clients can trust that their case will be thoroughly
investigated and effectively represented.
Trust a Capable Shreveport Injury Lawyer to Represent You!
The personal injury attorneys at Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC in Shreveport
are dedicated to client success and convenience. The complexities of truck
accidents never deter our firm from thoroughly exhausting every resource
to obtain maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. For professional
legal counsel and representation you can depend on,
contact our firm to begin an initial case consultation.
Call (888) 492-5532 to get started on your truck accident case!