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Denver Truck Maintenance Accident Lawyer

Denver commercial truck equipment failure attorney

Denver Truck Maintenance Accident Attorney Serving Colorado

Commercial trucks are large, complex vehicles that contain thousands of parts. Many of these parts are essential to ensure that a truck can be operated safely, and the failure of different parts or systems can lead to dangerous truck accidents. These malfunctions may affect a truck driver's ability to maintain control of their vehicle, and they may occur because equipment was defective or because a truck had not been properly maintained. In these situations, establishing liability for an accident may be a complex matter, but with the help of an experienced attorney, victims can take steps to ensure that they will be fully compensated for their damages.

The lawyers of The Gold Law Firm understand the many different factors that often play a role in truck accident cases, and we can work with experts to investigate the causes of an accident, determine whether maintenance had been performed correctly, and identify the parties who were at fault. We have represented clients in numerous cases involving commercial trucks and other vehicles, and we are prepared to stand up to large trucking companies, parts manufacturers, and insurance companies. We are dedicated to helping victims secure the financial compensation they need while taking steps to address safety issues and prevent these types of accidents from affecting others.

Equipment and Maintenance Issues That Can Lead to Truck Accidents

There are multiple parts or systems that may break down or fail while a commercial truck is on the road. These issues can cause truck drivers to lose control, and they can affect the safety of others in multiple ways. Equipment problems can lead to issues such as:

  • Brake failure - 18-wheelers use powerful air brakes to ensure that truck drivers can slow down and stop correctly. These brakes may not work correctly due to issues such as leaking air lines, worn brake shoes, or other malfunctions. An inability to brake properly may make it impossible for a truck driver to avoid a collision.
  • Tire blowouts - The tires used on trucks and trailers can become worn down after hundreds of miles of travel. If tires are not replaced when necessary, they may blow out during transit. This may cause a truck driver to lose control, and it could lead to rollover accidents or other types of collisions. Tread separation can also occur, and pieces of truck tires may create dangerous obstacles in the road, leading to collisions between other vehicles.
  • Decoupled trailers - Coupling systems must be able to keep a truck's trailer securely in place while still allowing a truck driver to negotiate turns. The failure of these systems may cause a trailer to separate from the cab of a truck and collide with other vehicles.
  • Engine failure - An engine breakdown can occur for many reasons, and this may not only affect a driver's control of their truck, but it may lead to other safety issues. For example, an oil leak may cause a truck's engine to catch fire, and smoke could obscure the driver's vision, causing them to collide with another vehicle.
  • Steering system malfunctions - Truck drivers need to remain in complete control of their vehicles. Even minor problems with a truck's steering system can have drastic results, affecting a driver's ability to avoid collisions.
  • Broken cargo securement devices - Defective chains, straps, or other parts used to secure a truck's cargo in place may fail, causing cargo to shift during transit. Unsecured or falling cargo can cause a great deal of damage to other vehicles and serious injuries to drivers and passengers.

Contact Our Denver County Commercial Truck Equipment Failure Lawyers

Following a truck accident, our attorneys can review all relevant information to determine whether a truck's equipment was defective or improperly maintained. We can examine maintenance records, inspection logs, and evidence from the scene of the accident to establish liability, and we will fight to make sure an accident's victims will have the resources they need during their recovery. Contact our office and arrange a free consultation today by calling 303-694-4653.

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