Rhinelander Failure to Maintain Vehicles

Trucks constantly travel long distances across the country, which subjects them to high amounts of strain and wear. Additionally, their size and the weight of the loads they carry put enormous pressure on the various parts of the truck, from the engine to the wheels. The wear and tear these trucks experience requires that trucking companies regularly perform maintenance and check-ups on their trucks to ensure they are safe to drive and will not malfunction in essential ways. When trucking companies fail to do this, they are negligently putting other drivers at risk of getting into an accident with an ill-maintained truck and suffering severe injuries.

If a defective truck caused an accident in which you were injured, you may be able to hold the trucking company liable for your losses and medical expenses. Call a Rhinelander truck malfunction attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to ensure your rights are protected.

Types of Negligent Maintenance

Trucks can cause serious injuries when they get into an accident, and defective trucks have a high risk of unexpectedly breaking down and causing a wreck. A trucking company can increase the chances of a truck malfunctioning by neglecting to perform routine or appropriate maintenance. This could include:

  • Not replacing old brake pads
  • Leaving worn tires on the wheel, which could unexpectedly blow out
  • Letting engine fluid levels drop, risking overheating and other malfunctions
  • Not ensuring that trailer hitches are in good working order

Trucking companies who practice careless truck maintenance should be held accountable for any injuries and damages that result from their negligence to maintain safe vehicles.

Contact Us

Our Rhinelander truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are familiar with cases involving trucking company negligence and can help you pursue the compensation you may deserve. Call our office today for a free case evaluation at 800-242-2874.