Truck Accidents Caused by Lack of Maintenance

Our Long Island Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You Seek Fair Compensation

Vehicle maintenance is an important aspect of road safety and accident prevention. This is especially true for trucks because their parts are more complicated and technical than passenger vehicles. It’s important to regularly conduct inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Unfortunately, truckers and trucking companies sometimes fail to adhere to these guidelines. This can result in a tragic accident, catastrophic injury, or even death.

Do you think your accident was the result of negligent vehicle maintenance? Give us a call today. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our experienced collision attorneys are here to help support you. We have recovered more than $100 million on behalf of our clients and will work tirelessly for you.

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Required Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has regulations for truck inspections, maintenance, and repairs that trucking companies and drivers must follow. Companies are required to:

  • Systematically inspect, repair, and maintain all trucks within their control
  • Conduct a pre-trip inspection to ensure safe condition of both the truck and loaded content
  • Review and sign the last vehicle inspection report and verify that any needed repairs were completed
  • Complete an end-of-the-day inspection and prepare a written report that documents any discovered defect or deficiency

Truck companies are also prohibited from operating a truck in any condition that is likely to cause an accident or result in the truck breaking down. These vehicles must be marked with an “out of service” sticker and cannot be operated until all repairs are made and the sticker is removed.

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At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our legal team is devoted to protecting the rights of truck accident victims. Our skilled attorneys prepare each case individually and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. From filing insurance claims to negotiating settlement offers, we will stand by you every step of the way as you pursue legal action.

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