Protecting Victims of Accidents Caused by Truck Defects
Maryland’s authority on manufacturing liability
Any accident involving a truck is bound to be serious; they’re larger and heavier than a car, which increases the chances of serious damage during a collision. Defective or faulty parts, however, can play a large part in why a truck crashes or fails to perform as expected. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. helps victims of truck accidents throughout the state of Maryland. Our knowledge of the trucking industry as well as our experience taking on complicated trucking and product liability cases makes us an ideal choice to protect your rights. We explain how and why your accident may have occurred and then fight aggressively on your behalf during negotiations or during a trial. If you were injured because of a defective truck part, we can help.
Who is to blame for trucking defects?
Every case is different, of course, but identifying, removing and/or fixing a faulty or defective truck part could fall to:
- The driver. Drivers are supposed to inspect their own rigs and trailers. If a piece is missing, broken or behaving oddly, they should recognize it.
- The supervisor. Truck drivers answer to supervisors, whose own team should also be conducting inspections.
- The manufacturer. Sometimes a product is defective before it even makes it into a big-rig. Manufacturing companies who do not follow rigorous inspection standards, whose own testing equipment is faulty, or who allow a potentially dangerous product to be used in a truck because the cost of fixing it is greater than the risk of using it are accountable for their actions.
All truck parts – even if originally in good, working order – are subject to wear and tear. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to provide information regarding that wear and tear, and the responsibility of the driver and the supervisor to ensure that the parts are still safe to use. When one of these parties fails to do their jobs, the resulting accident could cause incredible damage and increase the risk to your safety.
Common defective truck parts and trucking issues
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. handles all cases involving defective truck parts. Some of the more common cases we see involve:
- Corroded or failing brakes
- Defective tires and tire blow-outs
- Faulty restraint systems, leading to cargo shifts or insecure cargo
- Defective or faulty axles
- Defective or faulty electronic equipment (including gauges and internal machinery)
- Defective or faulty gear shifters
- Failing or defective horns
Some truck parts break or wear down more easily than others, but all of them need to be tested. A tire blow out or a faulty brake line could lead to a potentially deadly accident – both for the trucker and for other drivers. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has taken on complex liability cases involving trucking companies and manufacturers before; we know what it takes to build a successful case for our clients, and we stop at nothing to ensure that their rights and their futures are protected at all times.
A trusted authority in personal injury cases involving defective truck parts
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is proud to serve clients throughout the state of Maryland. If you or your loved one was injured in an accident as a result of a defective or faulty truck part, we have the skills, experience and resources you want on your side. Please call 410.988.4449 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.