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Defective Truck Part Accidents

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.

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 slow down.
  • 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 accidents.
  • Steering – Steering mechanism failure could result in a jackknifed truck or vehicle collision.
  • Engine – Engine part failure may result in a loss of vehicle control for the driver.
  • Rear Guards – A failed rear guard could cause a car to be crushed if it rear-ends the truck.

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. 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.

Design, manufacturing, and marketing may be considered in defective truck parts liability:

  • 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.

Trust a Capable Shreveport Injury Lawyer to Represent You!

The personal injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers 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.

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