Trucking Company Failure to Inspect Lawyers
State inspections are an unavoidable part of vehicle ownership. But although they may strike you as a mere procedural headache and money grab by the state government, these inspections are actually an important part of improving street and highway safety. They serve to identify existing mechanical problems with a vehicle and to catch developing issues before they become a danger.
This is particularly important for commercial trucks because they have the potential to cause such serious damage in the event of an accident. Moreover, they are often granted extended registration periods with the requirement that fleet vehicles receive regular ongoing inspections.
If you have been involved in a truck accident that may have been caused by a condition of wear on the truck that would have been identified by proper evaluation, a legal action may be appropriate. To hold a trucking company accountable for its failure to inspect a vehicle, contact the Des Moines trucking accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.
Problems an Inspection Might Have Caught
The most troubling thing about accidents that result from the failure to inspect a truck is that they could likely have been prevented altogether through adherence to the law. Some motor vehicle accidents are bound to occur, but these could have been avoided, and that is wholly unacceptable. Specific warning signs that proper inspection might have identified include:
- Heavily worn/threadbare tires
- Warped brake rotors
- Bare brake pads
- Burned out brake lights
- Disconnected safety horn
You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or for damage to your vehicle if a trucking company failed to inspect its vehicle and an accident resulted. Contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.