New York City Truck Brake Failure Accident Lawyers
NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Representing the Rights of Truck Accident Victims
When a set of brakes malfunctions on a large truck or tractor-trailer, the results can be devastating and deadly. Specifically, the truck could lose control and bring about a chain-reaction collision of vehicles that could result in many injuries.
Several individuals and entities could potentially be responsible for truck brake failure accidents. If you have suffered injuries in one of these accidents, you should contact an experienced New York City truck brake failure accident attorney at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. today.
Our knowledgeable team represents truck accident victims throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.
How does a Truck Brake Failure Accident Occur?
Truck brake failure accidents can occur under a variety of circumstances. Any of the following individuals could potentially be responsible for one of these accidents:
● The truck driver — When truck drivers speed or drive too fast for the weather conditions then-existing, such as rain or snow, the truck’s brakes could give out, resulting in a hard impact with another motor vehicle.
● The trucking companies — Trucking companies are responsible for hiring capable and careful drivers who will operate the company’s trucks in a safe manner. When trucking companies fail to do so, they could be vicariously responsible for any truck accidents and injuries that occur. Moreover, trucking companies are responsible for making sure that trucks, tractors, and trailers — and their braking systems — are properly maintained at all times. When they fail to ensure proper maintenance, and an accident occurs, then the trucking company could be responsible.
● Brake manufacturers —Companies that manufacture truck braking systems are responsible for ensuring that their products are placed into the stream of commerce without any serious defects. If the braking system on a truck is deemed defective, then the truck parts manufacturer could potentially be responsible for any accidents or injuries that result from a truck braking system failure.
When the victim of a truck accident suffers serious or permanent injuries, the accident victim could pursue a claim for damages against any of the at-fall parties listed above. Compensation for those injuries could include medical damages, future medical expenses, loss of past earnings, future loss of earnings, and compensation for pain, inconvenience, and suffering.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an NYC Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents have the potential to be devastating and deadly. If you were injured in a New York City truck accident that resulted from a truck or trailer’s brake failure, you could be eligible to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. could help you file a claim or lawsuit today. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City truck brake failure accident attorney, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.