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Skilled Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Attorneys Obtaining Justice for Individuals Injured in Truck Crashes Caused by Defective Truck Equipment

Protecting the rights of the injured throughout South Florida

Large, commercial trucks that weigh upwards of 20,000 lbs. or more with the capacity to wreak catastrophic harm should they crash into a smaller, passenger vehicle must make sure that all their equipment is in safe working order before they can carry their freight on the highways. If an 18-wheeler should cause a crash that was precipitated by defective equipment such as faulty brakes, steering or tires, the driver, the trucking company, the company that manufactured the defective equipment may be held liable for the property damage, injuries and death that might occur as the result of a crash.

At Yeboah Law Group, our experienced Fort Lauderdale truck defects attorney protect the rights of our clients who have suffered serious injuries and lost loved ones in truck crashes caused by defective truck equipment and other causes. We fight for your right to receive compensation for your injuries and losses from the crash.

Common truck defects that can cause a truck accident

Companies that manufacture equipment for commercial trucks owe a duty of care to design and produce products that are safe and that do what they were designed to do. The company can be held liable for the injuries and property damage that result from an accident that can be traced back to a design or manufacturing defect without the injured party having to prove the manufacturer’s negligence. Allowing the defective parts to be produced and sold is a breach to their legal obligation and our skilled product liability lawyers will hold them accountable for it.

The following are examples of common defective truck equipment that could become a factor in a truck crash:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Tire failure
  • Defective gears
  • Suspension failure
  • Transmission failure
  • Defective hydraulic systems
  • Faulty coupling systems

Commercial truck manufacturers that have had safety recalls

The following is a list of some of the commercial truck manufacturers whose trucks or equipment have been the subject of safety recalls:

  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • International Trucks
  • Kenworth
  • Peterbilt
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Volvo Trucks
  • Mack Trucks

Following the chain of distribution in a truck defect injury claim

The designers and manufacturers of truck components and equipment are just the first in a chain of commerce that holds responsibility for those defective parts making their way to be installed in the truck. Defects can be introduced in the design and manufacturing process, but those parts must be tested, and inspected before they are packaged and passed through a distributor who supplies then to the retailer where the part can be purchased and installed in the commercial truck. Any business that plays a role in the design, manufacture, distribution and installation of defective equipment may be held liable when that equipment plays a role in a truck crash.

The importance of hiring the right Fort Lauderdale truck defect attorney

When you have been injured in a truck accident, you need the strong advocacy of an experienced Fort Lauderdale truck defect attorney who will protect your interests against the corporate attorneys who are protecting the defendant’s insurance company.

When the cause of the crash is defective equipment, unless it is something blatantly obvious, such as a total brake failure, investigating an accident with a commercial truck is complicated work that requires diligence and tenacity. We find the best expert witnesses to provide testimony in support of your claim.

Your truck accident attorney will investigate the crash and find out who is responsible and we will make sure that you receive maximum compensation.

If you prevail in your claim for compensation, you may recover damages for your medical expenses, your lost income from work, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability or diminished earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and in some cases, spouses can receive compensation for the loss of consortium.

Offering dependable legal representation from knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyers

At Yeboah Law Group, we hold those responsible for our clients’ injuries accountable for their losses. If you have sustained a serious injury in a truck accident caused by defective truck equipment, you need the skill and experience of our product liability attorneys. We will fight for your right to fair compensation.  You are welcome to call and schedule a free consultation at 1-800-TELL-SAM or complete our contact form. We are proud to represent clients throughout South Florida.

 

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