Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Denver
Truck Accidents Caused by Brake Failure or Faulty Truck Maintenance
Brake failure is one of the major causes of commercial truck accidents in the United States. Commercial trucks often carry up to 80,000 pounds or more of freight. This puts tremendous strain on the truck’s braking system thus causing a malfunction in the brake system. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Colorado car wreck involving a big rig, contact a Denver Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer at Fuicelli & Lee, PC today to discuss your options and protect your rights.
If you have been rear-ended by a commercial truck, the possibility of brake failure needs to be fully investigated. If you suspect brake failure, you should consult an experienced Colorado big rig accident lawyer immediately. An experienced Denver truck accident attorney will send notice to the commercial trucking company. It will require them to preserve all evidence related to the crash, including maintenance records which could show a lack of proper brake repair. Also, critical evidence including the brake system itself can be preserved and/or inspected by experts who are able to determine the cause of the crash.
It is important to note that the trucking company will almost always send its own “expert” to the crash scene in an effort to minimize their potential liability. When this occurs the trucking company will believe it is at a great advantage. This is why it is very important to retain a competent attorney as quickly as possible. Fuicelli & Lee, PC are experts in collecting data, analyzing information and establishing a case related to truck brake failure.
Commercial Trucking Accident Attorneys in Denver
Proving liability, as discussed in more detail on our elements of a claim page, is critical in recovering for your damages. Mechanical issues, including brake system failure, can complicate the liability analysis against the driver and trucking company. In this situation, the driver may argue he or she is not at fault because this type of system failure is impossible to predict. The trucking company may also argue it is not to blame because it “complied with all federal rules and regulations.” When this occurs, negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company is often established after a careful and thorough review of the trucking company’s documents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, please call or email us today. The highly skilled attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC are experienced in handling truck accident cases and are here to help.