Handling Chicago Truck Accident Cases From Defective and Poorly Maintained Equipment — Serving Illinois in Truck Accident Litigation
When equipment failure causes a truck accident that results in injury to others, it is important to determine what caused the crash. At our Chicago law firm, Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys are skilled at investigating all types of trucking accidents. We work with experts and specialists of all types to identify the source of the equipment failure, allowing us to build strong cases for people injured and the families of those killed in truck accidents.
Semitrucks are large vehicles. Although that may seem self-evident, it makes looking for the cause of equipment failure a challenge. All parts of the truck must be examined, including the cab, or tractor, the trailer and the equipment that connects the two. Our law firm has the resources needed to undertake lengthy, in-depth investigations of trucks that crashed due to suspected equipment failure.
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If you have been injured in a trucking accident, Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., can help you. Please EMAIL or call now at 877-216-4213 for an immediate, no-obligation consultation with our experienced Chicago trucking accident attorneys.
Information About Trucking Equipment Failure in Illinois
Equipment failure can take many forms, including:
- Defective components, such as tires, couplings, steering and almost any other part of the truck
- Brake failure
- Inadequate maintenance and failure to replace worn truck parts
- Driver error
- Overloaded trailers
- Driver failure to report failed equipment
Determining the precise cause of equipment failure requires consultations with product experts, mechanics, trucking industry specialists and many others. Our Illinois truck defect lawyers consult with a wide range of experts and specialists to identify the cause of an accident.
Examples of Crashes Resulting From Failure of Equipment
Accidents caused by equipment failure can take many forms. A load can be spilled, creating a significant road hazard. The truck can jack-knife, or the trailer can become detached from the tractor. The driver may be unable to stop, or faulty steering may put the truck into the path of other vehicles. Even something as seemingly simple as failed lights can cause catastrophic accidents. When such accidents are the result of negligence or other misconduct, it is important to work with an experienced truck accident attorney to seek compensation and justice.
Contact a Chicago Defective Trucking Equipment Accident Attorney Serving All of Illinois
To speak with a Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer about an accident caused by trucking equipment failure, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also review our truck accident frequently asked questions for more details about working with an attorney after a trucking accident.