Did A Mechanical Defect Have A Role?

Mechanical defects in a vehicle as large and heavy as a truck can have devastating consequences for other people on the road. Trucking companies as well as manufacturers of components, such as brakes, can incur significant liability when a mechanical defect causes an accident.

At the law firm of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we take truck safety very seriously. If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, our lawyers will take the time to investigate negligence such as mechanical defects. From our office in Wallingford, we represent injured people in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, call 866-475-8805.

Was The Truck Safe?

The Department of Transportation has strict regulations to ensure truck traffic is as safe as possible. Trucking companies are required to perform regular maintenance of all safety equipment and to keep logs to prove the work was done. In addition, truck drivers are required to perform pre-trip inspections to ensure that the equipment is in proper working order.

The following are examples of defects that can lead to serious accidents:

  • Defective brakes
  • Defective tires, such as retreads, that come apart on the road
  • Nonfunctioning lights
  • Defective underride bars

Our lawyers often work with experts to investigate the causes of truck accidents and gather evidence necessary to establish liability.

Learn more about our personal injury attorneys: Charles P. Reed, John F. Riley Jr., W. Glen Pierson and Eileen R. Becker.

Contact Our Brake Malfunction Truck Accident Attorneys In New Haven

We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a truck accident attorney at our firm, call 866-475-8805 or contact us by email.