Ohio Truck Accident Attorney
Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that the equipment they put on the road is safe for use and presents no danger to the driver or other motorists. Worn-out parts and vehicle systems that are not properly maintained can create a hazardous situation that could lead to serious accidents. The in-house or contracted maintenance companies that do the work on these trucks carry the responsibility of taking the necessary steps to avoid such hazards.
Contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that happened as the result of a trucking equipment malfunction.
For the most part, commercial trucks are well maintained, much to the credit of the professionals who service them and the manufacturers who build them. When an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck's equipment does not function properly, however, it puts everyone on the road at serious risk. Our goal is to see that the rights of injury victims are protected and that the people who were responsible for the malfunction are held accountable. — Partner Rhonda Baker Debevec
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, our Cleveland trucking equipment malfunction attorneys understand the unique issues that need to be addressed when faulty equipment contributes to the cause of an accident. We have the resources and the skill to fully investigate these cases, leaving no detail left unchecked in our efforts to build the most compelling possible case on your behalf. Whether we are taking on the organization that performs the maintenance or the manufacturer, we work diligently to see that you receive the maximum level of compensation available for your claim.
Potential Equipment Malfunctions That Can Lead to Serious Accidents
Equipment malfunctions can come about in a number of different ways. In our experience, most of them happen as the result of negligent maintenance or defective manufacturer equipment. Some of the more common equipment failures we see in these cases include the following:
- Brake failures
- Air bag malfunctions
- Tire blowouts
- Decoupling of the tractor and trailer
- Worn or malfunctioning tie down straps
- Malfunctioning trailer doors and door latches
- Burnt-out or malfunctioning exterior lights
Many cases involving equipment malfunctions on commercial trucks require a lawsuit against major corporations that other law firms might choose not to pursue. While these are undoubtedly formidable opponents, our attorneys have no hesitation about aggressively pursuing claims against them. Every injury victim has rights, and no company, regardless of how large or powerful, is above the law.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
For more than 65 years, the attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber have been recognized as leaders in the field of personal injury law. We are recognized as one of the pre-eminent trucking equipment malfunction accident law firms in Ohio. We were one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades.
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Our Ohio lawyers offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether your trucking equipment malfunction claim has merit. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from filing a claim. We handle cases such as these on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a legitimate claim, you can rest assured that we will be prepared to move forward without charging you attorneys' fees. You owe us only if we win.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.