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Murrieta Equipment Failure Accident Lawyers

Murrieta Vehicle Defect Liability Lawyers

Attorneys in Riverside County for Injuries Caused by Trucking Equipment Failure

In the United States, most people spend a significant percentage of their daily lives either behind the wheel or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle. We rely on these vehicles to keep us safe, but when the parts, systems, or equipment in a vehicle do not function correctly—especially if the vehicle is a commercial truck—dangerous crashes can occur, and others on the road can be seriously injured.

If you have been involved in a trucking crash that was caused by defective equipment or parts, the team at the Maineri Law Firm can help you pursue compensation. Our firm has helped many injured victims throughout Southern California, and we are ready to put our experience and skill to work for you.

Common Truck Defects

Every truck on the road is made up of thousands of parts, and the failure of any one of these systems can have dangerous or deadly results. Some defective truck parts that can cause safety issues include:

  • Tires - Blowouts can be incredibly dangerous when they occur at high speeds, and exploding tires can result in rollover accidents.
  • Brakes - If a driver is unable to slow down or stop, they may be unable to avoid a collision. Defective brake pads or rotors, malfunctioning anti-lock brake systems, and truck air brakes that do not function properly can all lead to deadly crashes.
  • Engines - Defective fans, coolant systems, bearings, or lubrication can cause an engine to overheat and catch on fire, which may result in burn injuries for drivers or others on the road.
  • Accelerators - Defects in electronic systems can cause a car to accelerate suddenly and unexpectedly, and drivers may be unable to avoid colliding with other vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Stability systems - Many newer vehicles contain computerized stability control systems that are meant to provide safety in certain situations, such as when a road has low traction. The failure of these systems can cause a person to lose control of their vehicle, leading to dangerous wrecks.

Due to their large size and weight, semi-trailer trucks must be regularly inspected to ensure that all systems are working properly. Defects in the parts listed above, as well as in systems such as trailer couplings or equipment used to secure loads can lead to dangerous truck wrecks.

Negligent Maintenance Cases in Temecula

In some cases, an equipment failure can occur more because of poor maintenance than faulty parts. The owner of a large commercial truck is responsible for ensuring that all maintenance is performed according to the manufacturer's specifications. Poor maintenance could result in the premature failure of various parts of the truck and, as a result, injury-causing accidents. At the Maineri Law Firm, we are prepared to fully investigate the circumstances of your accident, including all available maintenance records, to determine why the crash happened and which party or parties should be held liable.

Contact an Experienced Defective Truck Parts Attorney

We depend on motor vehicle manufacturers to protect our safety when we are on the road. Negligence on the part of these companies can cause serious harm, and those who are injured deserve to receive financial compensation that fully addresses the damages they have suffered.

At the Maineri Law Firm, we believe in fighting for justice for those who have been injured, and we are prepared to help you pursue compensation from a negligent party who has caused you harm. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, contact our office. Call 951-698-4200 to schedule an appointment with a skilled member of our team today.

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