Eighteen-wheelers, big-rigs and tractor-trailers are large, complicated machines. They rely on many parts working properly at all times to operate safely. Because of their size, even a small mechanical issue can have deadly consequences. Ideally, trucking companies and truck operators would properly inspect and maintain their vehicles before sending them out onto New Jersey roads. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Cheap or unscrupulous trucking companies often sacrifice safety for profits. They may skip scheduled or regular maintenance, and instead wait until something actually breaks before they repair their trucks. This means that trucks can have catastrophic mechanical failures while on the road.
Mechanical issues can develop with the truck itself (the tractor) or with the trailer that the truck is pulling. Some of the most dangerous mechanical problems for trucks in the Ridgewood area include:
Regardless of the type of mechanical problem that causes an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help accident victims hold trucking companies liable for their injuries.
The truck accident attorneys at Seigel Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey seek to get justice for victims of trucking accidents. When a trucking company’s failure to maintain their fleet causes you or a loved on to suffer an injury, we can help. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 201-444-4000