When Trucking Companies Fail to Inspect their Vehicles

Trucking companies are under a legal and ethical obligation to routinely inspect their vehicles and identify any issues that may be resolved with vehicle maintenance. Sadly, some trucking companies fail to take these obligations seriously and allow poorly maintained trucks onto the shared roadways.

If you and your family are dealing with the serious consequences of an accident that may have been caused by or related to poor maintenance or negligent inspection habits of the truck that was involved in your wreck, there may be legal grounds for you to pursue compensation from the trucking company responsible for your injuries.

Consequences of a Failure to Inspect

When trucking companies fail to routinely inspect and properly maintain their vehicles, they put other drivers at risk of serious and thoroughly preventable accidents. Bearing that in mind, trucking companies have an obligation to inspect their vehicles in order to identify anything that must be repaired or replaced, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Defective parts
  • Worn-out brakes
  • Low-level engine fluids
  • Worn ties

Whatever the particulars of your claim, our Atlanta legal team can help you prepare a legal strategy intended to help you recover full compensation for your pain and suffering.

Consult with an Employer Liability Lawyer in Atlanta

If you believe that your accident could have been prevented by regular inspection and proper maintenance, you should speak with an Atlanta employer liability attorney at The Ausband & Dumont regarding the circumstances of the incident. To discuss your claim to compensation with one of our attorneys directly, please call our Atlanta offices at (404) 812-0051 today.