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Maine Improper Truck Maintenance Accidents

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Poor maintenance can easily lead to an accident, yet it is common for trucking companies to cut corners when it comes to servicing their trucks. If you were injured in an accident with a truck in poor condition, there is a good chance you qualify for compensation.

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is ready to advocate for you! We know how easily these cases can overwhelm and frustrate those injured, but they do not have to. We have handled countless accident cases against negligent trucking companies, and we will use the skills refined over our 40 years of practice to your advantage. From medical bills to pain and suffering and everything in between, we will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.

Contact our Maine trial lawyers online about your improper truck maintenance accident case. Your consultation will be provided free of charge!

What Is Improper Truck Maintenance?

A few examples of improper truck maintenance include if the trucking company:

  • Failed to conduct routine inspections on its trucks;
  • Failed to hire a qualified mechanic to service its trucks;
  • Failed to adequately train an in-house mechanic to service its trucks; or
  • Failed to service its trucks at all.

In short, if the trucking company either knew or should have known that the truck was in poor maintenance, it may be held liable if that truck breaks down and causes an accident. This is because any mechanical problems should have been detected during a routine inspection and promptly repaired.

Signs of Improper Truck Maintenance

Improper maintenance may give rise to a variety of issues. If one or more of the following problems led to your truck accident, poor maintenance may be the underlying cause:

  • Unbalanced or worn brakes
  • Defective or worn tires
  • Low tire pressure
  • Low transmission fluid
  • Past-due oil change
  • Engine failure
  • Broken or burnt-out taillights/headlights

Identifying Negligence and Liability

In most cases, the trucking company will be considered liable for accidents resulting from poor truck maintenance. Trucking companies have a responsibility (a “duty of care,” in legal terms) to their employees and others on the road to ensure that their trucks are in good working condition. When they fail to follow through with this responsibility, the law considers them negligent and, thus, liable for any accidents, injuries, and damages that may arise.

Please note that truck drivers are seldom considered liable for improper truck maintenance accidents. The trucks they drive are not their own, but the property of their employers.

Find Out If You Qualify for Compensation

Every accident is different. The best way to find out if you qualify for compensation is to speak with an experienced attorney. In a free consultation, we can delve into the details of your case, determine your legal rights, and provide you with a case valuation. And with more than 40 years of experience, we are ready to dive in headfirst should you decide to take legal action. Our results-oriented, client-centered approach has led us to recover millions of dollars for our clients in Portland and beyond.

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