Brake failure and defective tires are among the mechanical failures that also causes the truck accidents. If a person involved in a truck accident, know about these mechanical failures, can know who should be held liable while seeking for compensation or against whom the legal step should be taken. As far as the defective breaks and tire problems are concerned, a number of parties can be held liable like the break manufactured company, the company that owns the truck, the maintenance company or the driver. Generally the trucking company, maintenance Company and the manufacturer try to put the blame on one another.
Various Federal Rules have set the guidelines and standards for the trucking industry, which the trucking companies, owners, and drivers must follow, and often determine who is responsible for a trucking accident. In that situation, it is important to decide who is liable for the accident; there are two ways that can help you to sue the right liable company:
A Certified Truck Inspector’s Report: This inspector should be a member of the reconstruction division of the state police and is appointed to inspect the accident scene and the truck involved in the accident. His report gives details about the condition of every mechanical part of the truck at the time of the accident. This report can’t be found at the local police department and to get access to this report one will have to contact the concerned government agency. A truck accident lawyer can help you in getting this report.
High Tech Devices: The trucking companies use electronic black boxes under hoods, one like in the airplanes. Every time a driver drives the truck, this device records the information like how often the driver use accelerate, how many times the suggested speed limit is crossed, how hard the brakes were applied, whether the driver fastened the seat belt and what route did the driver take?
When the truck is involved in an accident the victim should make…