Atlanta Trailer Malfunction Attorney
As a single 18-wheeler truck and trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, their immense size and mass can create significant damage and injury to everyone involved in an accident. Empty trailers alone can weigh up to nearly 12,000 pounds, and when these same trailers are filled with heavy cargo, they can account for a large percentage of the total weight of the truck. As a result of their sheer size, when a malfunction occurs an accident is almost bound to happen. These defects happen more frequently on U.S. roads than acceptable and those that suffer injuries because of trailer malfunctions deserve to be compensated for the damages incurred.
At Ausband & Dumont, our attorneys understand how devastating it is to be involved in an accident that is caused by a malfunction or defect. These defects are often caused because of someone’s negligence and they must be held liable for the damages that they have caused. Contact our office at (404) 812-0051 to learn more about how we can assist you in your trailer malfunction case.
Consequences of Trailer Malfunctions
Trailer design is not as simple as many people may believe—these large components must be engineered to be able to bear heavy loads while maintaining all safety standards. The massive weight of a standard load presents many design challenges for manufacturers and, as a result, trailer malfunctions and defects frequently occur. Braces, reinforcements, weld points, and hitches are only a few of the many parts on a trailer that could be defective or malfunction. Truck accidents caused by trailer malfunctions are never forgiving to victims, many of them requiring emergency medical services and high repair costs. Some of the other costly consequences of trailer malfunctions include:
- Vehicular Damage
- Serious Injury
- Lost Wages
- Wrongful Death
The above consequences of trailer malfunctions can have lasting effects on innocent victims of these accidents. These innocent victims are the ones to unjustly suffer the consequences of these trailer malfunctions and they should not be forced to pay for the damages of an accident they did not cause.
Contact an Atlanta Trailer Malfunction Attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident caused by a trailer malfunction, know that you have many legal options to begin pursuing compensation. At Ausband & Dumont, our attorneys have been defending truck accident victims for decades and we will use our legal experience to build the best litigation strategy for your case. Contact our office today at (404) 812-0051 to speak with a member of our legal team about your trailer malfunction case.