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When a Company Fails to Maintain Vehicles

Routine maintenance is standard and required for every vehicle. Such maintenance is especially necessary for large, 18-wheeler vehicles as these vehicles not only travel more, but they also often carry large loads, making them more susceptible to causing devastating accidents. Unfortunately, failing to maintain vehicles is a common problem among negligent trucking companies in Louisville, something which our lawyers at the Sampson Law Firm know can all too easily result in serious accidents.

Examples of Failure to Maintain Vehicles

In addition to the regular parts that all vehicles have, such as brakes and engines, trucks have additional components, such as trailer hitches, extra wheels, and more, that also need to be maintained. Sadly, trucking companies and/or their employees all too often fail to properly maintain these vehicles by:

  • Not checking or changing old oil
  • Failing to check or change brakes and brake pads
  • Failing to rotate or replace tires
  • Failing to check tire pressure
  • Not replacing or repairing a broken latch on a truck‚Äôs bed or door
  • Not verifying the weight capacity of vehicles over time

All of these behaviors could be considered negligence in the maintenance of an 18-wheeler, making the trucking company liable for any injuries or losses that people sustain in a truck accident.

Discuss Failure to Maintain Vehicles with a Louisville Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you care about needs legal advice or help after an 18-wheeler accident that you believe was caused by an improperly maintained truck, the legal team at the Sampson Law Firm can help. Get in touch with us today to discuss your legal options by calling 502-584-5050.

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