Truck drivers put thousands of miles on their trucks each day, which means maintenance on their vehicles is vital for their safety and the safety of other drivers.
Proper truck maintenance should include inspection and proper repair of:
- Fuel system
- Exhaust system
- Headlights and taillights
- Blind spot mirrors
Issues with tires, brakes, or other major components of a vehicle can cause serious issues including loss of control and collision. Collisions involving large trucks and passenger vehicles can be catastrophic due to the sheer size and weight of trucks.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a trucking accident due to improper truck maintenance, contact McCoy, Hiestand & Smith today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will take the time to investigate the scene and the vehicle in order to prove the driver’s negligence and get you the compensation needed to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.