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Improper Truck Maintenance

Improper Truck Maintenance Accidents in New Hampshire

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Sometimes, poor maintenance is to blame for a truck accident. When this occurs, those injured have the right to seek compensation from the party responsible (in most cases, the trucking company) for putting a truck in bad repair out on the road.

For trusted legal counsel and effective representation, reach out to Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today! We have a team of 40 attorneys and support staff ready to aggressively advocate for you. Over the past four decades, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients. We fight because we genuinely care about our clients as the real people they are, not as another case to be filed away at the end of the day.

Call (888) 801-9916 to discuss your improper truck maintenance accident case with a renowned New Hampshire trial lawyer.

Poor Trucking Maintenance Can Lead to Accidents

A large truck could be considered in poor maintenance due to a variety of factors, such as:

  • Engine failure
  • Faulty or worn brakes
  • Faulty or worn tires
  • Low tire pressure
  • Low brake or steering fluid
  • Low oil levels
  • Past-due oil change
  • Busted tail light or headlight

It is not too difficult to see how these issues can lead to an accident. For example, a faulty brake could leave a truck barreling down the road out of control, while a past-due oil change could cause irreparable engine damage.

Who Is Held Liable for These Accidents?

The truck driver’s employer (the trucking company) is usually liable for improper truck maintenance accidents. This is because trucking companies are legally required to keep their trucks, old and new, in good condition. But frankly, it has become quite common for trucking companies to cut corners in regards to truck maintenance—failing to conduct routine inspections, failing to train the inspector, and forgoing inspections completely are a few examples.

A truck driver can only be held liable for a crash if it happened due to some negligent action outside the scope of their job. An example would be if they had a few beers on their meal break and got behind the wheel intoxicated. They could not, therefore, be held accountable if their employer issued them a truck in poor maintenance, especially if they did not know it was in such poor condition.

Call Today to Learn Your Rights

Founded 40 years ago, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. will fight to hold the at-fault trucking company liable for your damages, such as:

  • Lost earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property or vehicular damage
  • Hospital bills and other medical expenses

Our New Hampshire lawyers bring top-tier representation and award-winning legal skills to the table. We will put our experience to work for you to maximize your compensation. We will also push to ensure trucking companies are forced to change their negligent practices, preventing the same harm from coming to another of our Northern New England neighbors.

Contact a New Hampshire trial attorney online for a free consultation. We will fight tooth and nail for you!

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