When a vehicle weighing upward of 80,000 pounds takes to our mountain roads in West Virginia, it’s important for brakes and other equipment to be in proper working order. Unfortunately, some trucking companies are more focused on delivery schedules than maintenance schedules. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers represent people who have been injured in accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles throughout West Virginia. If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a truck accident, contact us for a
free initial consultation at our Charleston, Logan or Summersville office. We also offer in-home and hospital consultations.
Accidents Caused by Trucking Equipment Failure
State and federal traffic safety laws provide regulations for how trucks and other commercial vehicles are maintained. For example:
- Components, such as brakes and lights, must be in safe and proper operating condition at all times
- Motor carriers are required to maintain records of inspections, repairs and maintenance for each motor vehicle they control
- Drivers are required to perform walk-around inspections at the beginning of each route and during stops
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle, our lawyers will ensure that maintenance records for that vehicle are collected and preserved. If we can determine that the vehicle was not properly maintained, your negligence claim against the trucking company will become a lot stronger.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Negligent Maintenance Lawyers
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with our faulty truck maintenance attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville. If you have been injured by the negligence of someone else, contact our firm for a consultation.