Heavy Trucks Require Powerful Brakes and a lot of Space to Stop
When considering the causes of truck accidents, the first thought goes to a truck driver’s error, based on being overly fatigued, distracted, or otherwise careless. Many times, these accidents are caused by a part of the truck malfunctioning, often affecting a vehicle’s braking ability. When a truck’s brakes fail, catastrophic and life-altering accidents can result, especially when such a large vehicle is traveling at high speeds. Marc S. Albert assists victims with investigating the circumstances leading to their injuries and takes aggressive legal action against those responsible.
As a legal advocate for injured victims and their families for more than two decades, Marc S. Albert has the experience necessary to fight on behalf of his clients against a trucking company, a manufacturer, or driver responsible for their injuries. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a trucking accident that you suspect may have been caused by a failure of the truck’s braking system, you should contact our office to find out more about how we can assist you.
Holding Negligent Parties Responsible for Accidents Caused by Inadequate Braking Ability
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has reported that each year, almost 30 percent of truck accidents nationwide involve an issue with a truck’s braking ability. In addition to requirements regarding necessary meal and rest breaks that drivers must take and specialized licensing necessary to operate a truck. Drivers are also responsible for inspecting a vehicle’s brakes each day and issue a written report of their findings. This report must identify defects that could make driving the truck unsafe, and any defect found must be fixed before the vehicle is on the road again. Trucking companies must also train drivers regarding the proper use and maintenance of a truck’s brakes. A failure by any of these parties to follow these requirements can result in catastrophic collisions with cars or motorcycles.