Semi-Truck Accidents Can Be The Result Of Defective Vehicle Manufacture
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates1 that more than 100,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2012. While a large percentage of these accidents can be attributed to driver error, a significant number of semi-truck accidents are the result of defective vehicle design or manufacture. When these truck accidents occur, victims often have the right to recover for their medical expenses by filing a lawsuit against the truck manufacturer or the manufacturer of the particular part that failed. Consequently, it is important that anyone who has been injured in a truck accident that they believe may have been caused by a defective vehicle discuss their options with an experienced Alpharetta personal injury attorney as soon as possible. TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR LAWYERS, CALL BOLING RICE, LLC TODAY AT (770) 355-0780.
Examples of Vehicle Defects that can Lead to Accidents
A modern big rig is an extraordinarily complicated machine that has thousands of parts that could possible fail and cause a catastrophic malfunction. Some of the more common include the following:
After an accident with a semi-truck, the company responsible for the truck’s operation will conduct an investigation in order to determine how the accident occurred. Victims should hire an attorney to conduct an independent investigation as well, as trucking companies are highly incentivized to avoid admitting fault. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough analysis of the accident, reviewing any evidence that may indicate negligence2 on the part of the trucking company or truck manufacturer. Among the evidence that your attorney may review include eyewitness accounts of the accident, vehicle maintenance records, internal communications made by the vehicle manufacturer, and the analysis of an accident reconstruction expert.
Contact an Alpharetta truck accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Anyone who has been involved in a semi-truck accident in or around the Atlanta area should retain legal representation as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call Boling Rice, LLC today at (770) 335-0780.