Dangerous Truck Defects and Malfunctions

The sheer size of many large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers poses an inherent danger for other drivers on the road. While experienced, well-trained truck drivers may be able to operate their rig safely under most circumstances, a defective part or a system that suddenly malfunctions can catch any driver off-guard. Depending upon the circumstances, these defects and malfunctions may cause even the best drivers to lose control of their vehicle and become involved in an accident.

The Most Common Truck Defect and Malfunction

Large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are comprised of a number of integrated systems. Should any system or part malfunction or become defective, an accident may prove unavoidable. However, we’ve found that a single defect and malfunction disproportionately contribute to circumstances under which accidents most frequently occur:

  • Brake malfunction
  • Tire defect

This list is certainly not exhaustive, and you should discuss the circumstances of your particular wreck with a Massachusetts attorney to learn about your legal options. In the case of a sudden failure of any system or part, however, a truck driver may be left with little or no time at all to react. The resulting accidents can be devastating; the injuries typically sustained in truck accidents tend to be more serious than other car or truck accidents.

Consult a Massachusetts Truck and Malfunction Lawyer

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our Massachusetts truck and malfunction lawyers may aggressively pursue full financial restitution from any manufacture whose defective part or malfunctioning system contributed to your accident and subsequent injuries. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers, please call our offices at (617) 426-4488 today.