A study of truck accidents conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that brake failure was a contributing factor in nearly 30 percent of all accidents. Although federal and Texas regulations require truck brakes to be evaluated as part of an overall inspection before trucks hit the road, truck drivers sometimes skip these inspections. Brake failure accidents involving commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, tankers and flatbeds frequently result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Truck drivers, trucking companies and insurance companies are worried about protecting themselves. Insurance companies will try to minimize or deny responsibility. At Davis Law Firm , we know how insurance companies work and we have an excellent track record of success with truck accidents.

We will thoroughly investigate your claim. If brake failure was responsible, we will vigorously pursue compensation for you. To meet with one of our attorneys, call our firm toll free at 800-483-8151  or 210-444-4444 in San Antonio or you can reach us online.

Causes of Semi Truck Brake Failure Accidents

Semi trucks have intricate brake systems that require routine maintenance by a trained commercial truck mechanic. If a truck driver, truck owner, trucking company or mechanic does not ensure that truck brakes are properly maintained, they can lock up or fail in other ways. Top causes of truck brake failure include:

  • Overheated brakes
  • Worn tires
  • Worn brake parts
  • Condensation within the brake lines
  • Weak or diminished air pressure
  • Poor brake alignment
  • Locking up

Brake failure is not always attributable to negligent maintenance. Sometimes brakes fail because they are defective, either in their design or how they were made.

The lawyers at Davis Law Firm are skilled litigators with extensive experience handling truck accident claims. We will develop a strategy to ensure that your medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages are covered. We will also work to ensure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one, we are prepared to handle your wrongful death claim.

Hire a Lawyer Who Will Not Be Intimidated and Will Not Back Down

At Davis Law Firm, we believe in standing up for the rights of truck accident victims. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who care deeply about doing right by our clients. We make it a priority to be accessible to our clients and to take the time to learn about them. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers throughout South Texas, call us toll free at 800-483-8151  or 210-444-4444 in San Antonio. You can also reach us online.

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