Between the amount of time it can take a trucker to slow down and their massive size, large trucks can be deadly when they collide with another vehicle. Sadly, this happens too often in Georgina and the rest of the country. There are many reasons why large truck wrecks occur and we have covered some on this blog, such as truck driver fatigue, intoxicated driving, etc. It is also important to point out that negligent truck maintenance is responsible for some of the large truck collisions that happen. Sadly, some trucking companies fail to take these matters seriously, thereby increasing the chances of a crash significantly.
The inadequate maintenance of a large truck can increase the likelihood of an accident in many ways, whether a truck’s brakes fail, a tire blows out, or the truck experiences some other kind of problem. From simple carelessness to cutting corners, there are different reasons why some truck companies fail to make sure that trucks are maintained properly. Sadly, these trucks put many lives at risk, from those riding in other vehicles to truck drivers as well. When a person is injured or loses a someone they love because of a large truck accident that can be blamed on negligent truck maintenance, all options should be explored and taking the issue to court may be necessary.
Head to our law firm’s truck accident page to gather more information on large truck crashes and some of the different issues that victims have to work through.