Improper Truck Maintenance

From San Antonio, our firm assists victims injured when companies fail to maintain their trucks

Commercial trucking is a valuable industry and a necessary component of our Texas economy. It is important to meet the demands of work that relies on trucking, such as the Eagle Ford Shale boom, but it should not cost us our lives. Failure to properly inspect, maintain and repair commercial trucks to increase business makes trucking unnecessarily dangerous and can lead to serious or even deadly injury accidents.

If you were injured in a truck accident, it is essential to contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights to compensation. At The Bates Law Firm in San Antonio, we take immediate, decisive action to preserve important evidence, including inspection logs, maintenance records and signs of excessive wear on tires, brakes and other parts, and to record witness testimony while it is still fresh and clear.

Improper truck maintenance can lead to deadly accidents

Proper truck maintenance is essential to a safe vehicle. Proper maintenance practices begin with the trucking companies who hire maintenance workers, establish maintenance policies and procedures and enforce maintenance and safety regulations. While on the road, it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure the truck is in working order and make regular inspections and proper repairs to avoid potentially deadly problems.

Unfortunately, inspections and maintenance are not always convenient or profitable in the short term. In order to save time and drive greater distances or make more trips, some drivers skip inspections or falsify record books, while company policies encourage such violations of safety regulations. When improper maintenance leads to serious or deadly accidents, our board-certified personal injury lawyer takes immediate, aggressive action to protect the rights of injured victims and the families of those killed. With more than 25 years of experience, we have the resources, skills and expertise to fully investigate accidents and diligently pursue a claim until the final truck accident settlements or verdicts.

Dangers caused by improper maintenance

Our truck accident lawyer helps victims recover compensation from truck drivers, trucking companies and their insurers when negligent maintenance leads to all types of problems:

  • Tire tread separation and blowouts
  • Improper flat tire repair
  • Brake failure
  • Improperly adjusted brakes
  • Steering malfunctions
  • Safety light failure
  • Unsafe or overweight loads
  • Trailer disconnects

Contact a personal injury expert in San Antonio for help today

At The Bates Law Firm, we have a reputation for high-quality personal injury representation, as evidenced by Harry Bates' Texas Super Lawyer designation in 2006, 2009-2017 by Thomson Reuters. To schedule a free initial consultation and evaluation of your accident case, contact us online or call us at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777.