An 18-wheeler truck can cause a great amount of destruction if a critical system fails. These vehicles rely on certain basic parts, like any other automobile, to keep the driver in control of the truck at all times. However, if these parts are defective or malfunction during use, the resulting accident can be devastating. These accidents often end in serious injuries for the truck driver and any other motorists caught in the devastation.
A truck defect can occur due to a range of different causes. One of the main problems with these malfunctions is the complete lack of warning. A truck driver may not make any mistakes while driving and can be using a vehicle he or she believes is perfectly maintained. However, because of someone else’s mistakes, the vehicle may malfunction while still on the highway. The following parties may be responsible for these accidents:
- Parts fabricators
- Truck manufacturers
- Repair mechanics
These three parties are either responsible for building a defective part or incorrectly installing a part.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a negligent manufacturer or mechanic, there may be legal action available. To discuss your options with an experienced legal advisor, contact the Madison truck accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.