Poor maintenance is one of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities on U.S. roads each year. When truck drivers and trucking companies fail to properly maintain their big rigs, severe consequences can occur.
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What’s the problem?
One of the most common causes of accidents involving big rig trucks is poor maintenance. All commercial trucks must meet certain safety standard regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prior to operating on the roads. Wear and tear is a common problem for big rig tractor trailers, which are on the roads for long hours and many miles. When truck drivers do not check their equipment routinely or repair worn parts, this can be a recipe for disaster.
Accidents caused by poor truck maintenance hold the owner and / or operator of the truck liable for any damages or injuries caused by the accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all trucks must go through both a pre and post-trip inspection. The pre-trip inspection is to make sure that the cab and the trailer are properly attached to one another, and the post-trip inspection is to make sure that none of the parts on the truck have become worn on the trip.
Poor Maintenance Injuries
Victims of poor maintenance big rig truck accidents can suffer from numerous injuries including (but not limited to):
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Severed limbs
- Respiratory problems
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