Truck Defects and Malfunctions

18-wheelers pose a threat to the safety of other drivers on the road due to their enormous size and weight – even a simple fender bender can be catastrophic when a semi-truck is involved. Often, these accidents are caused by manufacturing or design defects that are present in the 18-wheeler; defects can cause truck drivers to lose control of their vehicle or be unable to stop in time, leading to severe accidents. Many times innocent individuals can be left to suffer from life-changing injuries, emotional turmoil, and overwhelming finances due to extensive medical bills and lost wages. It is often necessary to take legal action against the party responsible for these accidents for compensation.

Common Truck Defects/Malfunctions

A truck defect of any kind can lead to dangerous conditions on the road, two of the most common being:

  • Brake Malfunctions
  • Tire Defects

While all accidents are serious, accidents involving 18-wheelers are almost always more severe than an accident involving two normal size automobiles. Individuals involved in these accidents can sustain life-changing injuries and these incidents can even, in the worst cases, result in wrongful death. Due to the serious implications of these accidents, it is necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for these accidents, especially when a negligent automotive company or manufacturer is to blame.

Contact a Lexington Truck Defect/Malfunction Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered in an accident due to a truck defect, the Lexington legal team at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, is ready to aggressively defend your rights and help you build the best case possible. Learn more today by calling our offices at (800) 953-2373.