When a commercial vehicle defect causes a serious injury or fatal accident, the lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy can help the victim or their family seek justice and recover compensation for their losses. We work hard to hold truck part manufacturers and similar parties accountable for defective parts which cause commercial vehicle accidents and have the knowledge and resources to handle even the most complex claims.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, contact us for a FREE case review. We can determine whether the crash was caused by a defective truck part or poor vehicle maintenance and pursue a claim against the individual or entity responsible for the crash.
Types of New York Truck Defect Claims
Our lawyers handle a variety of truck defect cases, including those stemming from the following:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Faulty brakes
- Tire defects
- Weak load straps
- Defects in cab/trailer coupling systems
- Faulty locks
- Failure to replace recalled or defective truck parts
- Poor truck maintenance
If you or a loved one was harmed in a crash, our we will consult with vehicle engineer and performance specialists to launch an investigation into the cause of the crash. When a truck accident was caused by a defective part, the manufacturer can be held accountable. If the dealer or trucking company was aware of the truck defect and ignored it, they can also be found liable for any resulting injuries. When a company sells a defective product or a driver operates a commercial vehicle with faulty, recalled or poorly maintained parts, our attorneys will file a claim against them for damages to ensure our client is properly compensated for their injuries and subsequent losses.
Poor Truck Maintenance
Federal trucking laws require truck drivers to inspect their vehicles daily to ensure safe operation. By law, drivers are prohibited from driving commercial vehicles which are in poor condition. When a driver fails to comply with these regulations, they can be held accountable for any resulting injuries. To determine whether a driver followed federal truck regulations, we can obtain and examine vehicle maintenance records, inspection reports and driver logs.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact our law firm for a FREE case review. We have years of experience handling accident and injury claims and work hard to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.