Improper maintenance could result in faulty brakes, malfunctioning steering mechanisms, inadequate tire tread, and other hazardous conditions. Due to their large size, tractor-trailers require a lot of distance to stop. They are also at greater risk for tipping over than passenger vehicles. If the maintenance company failed to perform necessary repairs and maintenance, or the cargo loading crew overloaded or failed to properly secure the cargo, they may be held liable for an accident.
In addition, the truck driver and trucking company must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. These include strict hiring practices, maintenance requirements, and mandatory rest breaks. Truck drivers also must perform an inspection of the vehicle before and after each trip, and avoid reckless driving behaviors, such as speeding, swerving between lanes, failing to use turn signals, making wide turns, and tailgating other vehicles.
Whatever Your Situation, Brooks Law Office Is Here to Help
If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, Brooks Law Office can provide compassionate representation as you seek justice from those responsible. We have detailed and up-to-date knowledge of federal and state trucking laws and will work tirelessly to build your case. Throughout the process, our Savannah truck accident attorney will handle the legal issues of your case.