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Trucking Accidents: Poor Maintenance on Brakes Could Be to Blame

Trucking Accidents: Poor Maintenance on Brakes Could Be to Blame

The trucking industry is under more pressure than ever today. Not only do they have to pack entire trucking fleets full of cargo, meet all their usual deadlines, and manage a large, ever-expanding team of truckers, but they must also manage continual maintenance on all their trucks. That is a huge undertaking all on its own, amidst the massive number of other details that must be tended to for customers.

While on the road, truck drivers are expected to inspect their trucks each day, There may be other issues that cannot be seen such as brake problems, and while a truck driver may be able to feel such problems gearing up gradually while driving, preventative maintenance is key. Other issues could come into play also with brake problems, especially overloading of cargo. Skilled truck drivers and experienced trucking companies should be aware of how much cargo should be loaded into a truck not only to pass inspection but also to avoid placing too much stress on tires, transmission, and critical components like brakes.

Concern over trucks and maintenance issues and whether they may break down is always a central focus for the trucking company as well as the truck driver, but an even larger worry looms in terms of the potential for accidents. Just one small issue on the road—even a cargo spill—can mean catastrophe if it brings traffic to a sudden halt or causes an outright collision.

Common injuries from a car or motorcycle accident can result in complete or partial paralysis, other serious spinal injuries, neck sprains like whiplash, traumatic head injury or major concussion, broken bones, soft tissue damage, and so much more. Due to the extreme weight and force of trucks on the roads today weighing in at 80,000 pounds and over—in comparison to a 4,000-pound car—injuries are almost certain to be exponentially worse when a car is hit by a truck and may even result in fatalities.

Attorney Sgt. Pike has developed a system to combat the various forces in the trucking industry attempting to defeat the rights of those wrongfully injured or killed. Based on his training and experience as a Special Forces Operator (Army Green Beret), Attorney Sgt. Pike activates the Truck Accident Response Team or T.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired in appropriate cases. T.A.R.T. ™ then deploys to the area of the crash.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.