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Poorly Maintained Trucks and Equipment Lawyers in Fort Collins

Longmont Big Rig Accident Attorneys

Larimer County Attorneys for Truck Accidents Caused by Inadequate Maintenance

Regardless of what you drive, it is important to have your vehicle maintained periodically so that it continues to work properly and safely. A passenger car requires regular oil changes, tire rotations, the replacement of worn parts, and other services from time to time to keep up with the wear and tear of the road. The same is true for large trucks. In fact, the average truck travels than 100,000 miles per year, making proper maintenance critical to keeping it on the road and operating safely.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we realize that some trucking companies and truck drivers do not always take vehicle maintenance as seriously as they should. They may try to cut down on costs by delaying maintenance services or skipping them altogether. Unfortunately, when a truck is not properly maintained, it is the occupants of other vehicles who are often in the most danger. If you have been injured in a truck crash related to inadequate maintenance, our experienced injury lawyers are equipped to help you seek compensation.

The Dangers of Improper Maintenance

A commercial truck is a complex machine with thousands of parts and dozens of complex systems that must be kept in good working order at all times. All it takes is one of these parts or systems to fail and the results could be catastrophic. Federal transportation regulations require a truck driver to check his or her truck for maintenance concerns before each trip, including an inspection of the brakes, lights, tires, and more. The trucking company that owns the truck also has a responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is safe for use on the open road.

Common maintenance issues that could result in accidents that cause serious injuries include:

  • Worn tires that could lead to blowouts and rollover accidents;
  • Defective coupling systems that could allow the trailer to separate;
  • Steering and suspension problems;
  • Brake failure;
  • Rusting or loose parts and pieces that fall off;
  • Non-working lights or signal lamps; and
  • Fuel and exhaust system concerns.

If the driver or company fails to conduct safety inspections or fails to address any problems found during such inspections, each of them could be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result. In some cases, a separate company may be contracted to perform maintenance services on the truck. This separate company could also share in the liability for an accident if maintenance is not performed according to industry standards.

Colorado Attorneys for Complex Truck Accident Cases

When you have been injured in an accident caused by improper truck maintenance, you may be feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unsure of where to begin. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we understand the challenges that you are facing, and we are here to help. As a small firm, we become personally invested in each of our clients. You are always more than a number or the name on an accident report to us. You are a real person with real concerns and real needs.

Our experienced team will work closely with you in determining what happened and the factors that may have contributed to your accident. We will identify any and all parties with possible liability, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and the maintenance provider. Our lawyers will also listen closely to you so that we can fully understand how your injuries have affected you and what you will need to start putting your life back together. We have helped many residents of Northern Colorado secure favorable settlements, and we are ready to help you do the same.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about our firm or to schedule an appointment, contact our office. Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 for a free, no-obligation consultation today. Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. serves clients in Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, and the surrounding areas.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

3835 W. 10th Street, Unit 100
Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
353 Main Street, Suite A
Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80303 |
201 E. 4th Street, Unit 132
Loveland, Colorado 80537 |
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