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Truck Brake Failures

Accidents involving commercial trucks happen for a host of reasons. This includes mechanical failure, driver error, and road conditions. Due to the risk of severe death and injuries in a collision of a commercial truck, the motorist of the truck, and the truck owner must follow necessary steps to ascertain the truck operates in top form. Naturally, this includes the complete brake system.

For several reasons, brakes fail:

The brakes become defective; the brake system wasn’t properly maintained; the brakes were incorrectly repaired or installed; and the truck driver failed to use the brakes properly.

Many times, there is a defect in the truck brakes due to a problem in design or manufacturing. In cases like these, you may be entitled for compensation recovery from the manufacturer, designer, or anyone involving the selling and marketing of the truck brakes.

If there were no defects in the brakes, but they were incorrectly installed or badly repaired, the liability would be in the hands of the repair shop for any damage which arises from a truck collision due to brake failure.

The Liable Parties Identified

In a truck accident, when a commercial truck becomes involved, it is vital that any liable parties are identified immediately. You must show proof that an individual was liable for the crash if you are to receive compensation.

When the brakes fail on a commercial truck, a number of parties could be liable for any resulting crash. An experienced truck accident attorney conducts a complete investigation in the truck accident to decide which parties are responsible for injuries sustained.

It is essential to name the correct liable parties if you are to win a case involving the truck accident.

Among the following parties, one or more could be liable for a truck collision:

The driver of the truck; the owner of the truck; error in loading by shipper; the designer and/or manufacturer of brakes; the mechanic of the truck; or, repair shop entity.

Once you identify the correct parties liable, an experienced truck accident attorney can begin to process or file a claim for you. In a number of cases, the insurance company assertively contests the claim for the liable party.

Thus, it’s imperative to employ a truck accident attorney who is assertive and complete to contest your right to recover compensation for damages, injuries, and losses you may sustain.


From vehicle accidents, injuries range between each individual, vehicle collision to vehicle collision. Several of them are more common than others. Thus, it’s best to contact a physician for more specific cases and information.

For the most part, the majority of individuals across the state either drive an automobile, or ride with family and loved ones. Crucial vehicle collisions can leave immense emotional scars on those who have sustained these injuries. Individuals who witness automobile crashes can be affected as well.

Counseling and medical treatments for psychological injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, and similar injuries can essentially be common.

If you or a loved one suffer an injury in a vehicle collision, you should immediately contact an experienced automobile injury attorney. A lawyer can evaluate your case, and provide assistance to discover if funds are owed to you to cover vehicle injury expenses. Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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