Braking & Tire Issues
A truck’s ability to stop is of paramount importance to preventing accidents, and whether the brakes were properly maintained is a critical aspect of a post-accident investigation. Trucks take longer to stop than ordinary cars, and when the brakes are not working, accidents occur.
Many things can go wrong with brakes, including but not limited to inadequate or untimely brake inspections, defective brake devices and components, inadequate friction materials, the brake system not being balanced, the absence of automatic slack adjusters, broken signals for low air pressure, broken ABS indicators, and disabled front brakes due to out-of-date conventional thickening against front brakes.
Brake failure / brakes being out of adjustment is a factor in 29% of trucking accidents, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study conducted over several years.
Our Houston truck accident attorneys can help you evaluate whether braking issues led to your 18-wheeler truck or commercial vehicle accident. They have the skills and experience to help you and your family secure the compensation you deserve.
Issues with tires that can cause trucking accidents and which need to be investigated include:
- defects in design, manufacturing, warnings, and instructions
- improper installation
- improper, inadequate, or incomplete repairs
- improper vehicle alignment
- improper inflation of tires
- belt/tread separation
- zipper rupture
- valve failure
- defective wheels upon which the tires are mounted
- issues with how the tires were stored before being mounted (time of storage, heat during storage, etc.)
Morrow & Sheppard can help you evaluate whether tire issues led to your 18-wheeler truck or commercial vehicle accident. They have the skills and experience to help you and your family secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your options. Your consultation will be kept secret, and it does not obligate you to hire our law firm or file a claim.