Failure to Maintain the Vehicle
Truck accidents are oftentimes the result of a truck driver or trucking company’s
failure to properly maintain their vehicle. Tire blowouts, failing brakes,
and worn windshield wipers can cause truck drivers to lose control of
their vehicles and lead to devastating collisions, causing those involved
to suffer serious injury. If you have been injured in a truck accident
caused by improper vehicle maintenance, you may have grounds to file a
claim in pursuit of monetary compensation. At
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm LLC, our highly trained Wichita truck accident attorneys understand your suffering
and can help you pursue maximum financial recovery for your losses.
Injured? Tell us about your situation today – call (316) 313-4730.
Forms of Improper Maintenance
Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to adhere to certain
rules established by the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to ensure the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. Several of these
regulations pertain to the regular inspection and maintenance of commercial
vehicles. Unfortunately, due to the pressure that trucking companies place
on drivers to reach their destinations as quickly as possible, truck drivers
may periodically skip inspections to shorten their travel time.
Skipping maintenance can have serious consequences. Since commercial vehicles can spend thousands
of hours on the road each year, the resulting wear-and-tear can greatly
increase a vehicle’s risk of malfunction on the roadways and lead
to a collision.
Drivers must routinely repair, replace, and inspect the following:
- Air brakes
- Windshield wipers
- Trailer hitches
- Hydraulic brakes
If your collision was caused by a commercial truck’s lack of maintenance,
our firm can help you file a claim against the responsible parties and
fight for fair compensation on your behalf. You may be entitled to receive
monetary damages for lost wages, medical costs, property damage, pain
and suffering, and rehabilitation expenses. Our firm's attorneys can
help you get a more accurate representation of your eligible damages and
determine the most appropriate course of action during an initial consultation.
We Have Recovered Millions – Contact Us Today
At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm LLC, our truck accident lawyers have been
fighting to protect the rights of injured clients in Wichita and its surrounding
areas since 1979. We believe that nobody should have to deal with the
consequences of another party’s negligence on their own, and we
are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect your rights during
this difficult time. As shown by our extensive record of
case victories and
numerous awards, we have what it takes to fight and win on your behalf. Best of all, since
we only accept our cases on a contingency fee basis,
we will never get paid more than you.
Schedule a free consultation or
contact our office today to get started.