Proper maintenance is important for every vehicle, but particularly so for large, 18-wheeler trucks. Because they are on roadways so often and are used with greater regularity, 18-wheelers see a lot of wear and tear that can be addressed during routine maintenance. Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to perform necessary maintenance on their vehicles, which can lead to these vehicles becoming extremely unsafe. They might even cause a serious vehicle accident with another driver on the road, causing more innocent people to be injured.
Maintenance for 18-wheeler vehicles is fairly similar to maintenance performed on other vehicles; however, it is on a larger scale and does have some unique facets. As such, these large trucks typically require maintenance such as the following:
All of these aspects of maintenance can help keep semi-trucks safer while on the road, and every trucking company has a responsibility to ensure that such maintenance is regularly performed. If a company fails to do so and you are injured in an accident as a result, then you may be able to pursue compensation from the negligent parties.
Trucking companies have to be held accountable for their actions, and this includes negligence in maintaining their 18-wheeler vehicles. Thus, if you or a loved one has suffered from an accident with an 18-wheeler vehicle because it was not properly maintained, then our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, believe you should consider taking action against the reckless company. Call (920) 459-8000 today to learn more about your options in such a situation as this.