We Have Three Convenient Office Locations In Northern Virginia   |   Manassas, Fairfax, and Warrenton

View Our Locations
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC
2020 Recognized by Best Lawyers

Local: 703-659-1961
Toll-Free: 866-719-4394

CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
We Operate On A Contingency Fee Basis

9253 Mosby Street | Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110

The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC
2020 Recognized by Best Lawyers

Local: 703-659-1961
Toll-Free: 866-719-4394

CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
We Operate On A Contingency Fee Basis

9253 Mosby Street | Suite 100 | Manassas, VA 20110

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering virtual consultations for all our existing and new clients. Call or Email or us to start the process, and we will schedule the initial consult to take place via Facetime, Skype, Zoom, Teams, or other services based on client needs.

Commitment To Clients, Commitment To Results
For more than 30 years, injury victims in Northern Virginia have placed their trust in The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC

Poor vehicle maintenance can be a cause of serious or fatal collisions

Among the most common causes of truck crashes is a lack of vehicle maintenance. A truck requires regular maintenance because it goes thousands of miles every year. Trucks may be carrying thousands of pounds of cargo, too, which must stay in place to keep the driver and others around them safe.

Poor vehicle maintenance can mean that the truck becomes worn. When a large truck is worn, it could be prone to collisions. For example, bare tires may slide instead of having the tread needed to stop. Damaged clasps or latches on the truck could come loose or open so that the cargo ends up falling out onto the highway or shifting to cause a jackknife or rollover crash.

Worn brake pads, cracked windshields and other issues make any vehicle dangerous, but trucks are particularly so. Failing to check the rig at the beginning of each shift shows a complete lack of responsibility on the part of the driver and could lead to a fatal collision if anything goes wrong.

What should you do if you’re hit by a poorly maintained vehicle?

If you are hit by a vehicle that was obviously in poor repair, it may be beneficial to take photographs or to discuss the vehicle’s maintenance with the police when you speak with them.

After seeking medical attention, talk to your attorney about the vehicle’s condition. They may be able to help you obtain a settlement for the injuries you suffered due to the driver or company’s negligence. You have a right to be safe on the roads, and if someone else makes it dangerous for you, then they should be held liable.

Archives

FindLaw Network