Dec 4, 2014

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Defective Truck Accidents

Two men were seriously injured, one fatally, when the brakes of a semi failed and crashed into the victims’ pickup while traveling on a highway in Wsiconsin.

The truck accident happened at the intersection of Highway E and Highway 48 in McKinley Township. The driver of the semi claimed that he had applied his brakes at the intersection but it failed to catch, sending the heavy truck barreling across the intersection and hitting a Chevrolet pickup which was on Highway 48. The impact forced the semi and the pickup truck onto the southwest ditch, with the men in the pickup pinned to the vehicle. They had to be extracted and one man died of his injuries in Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

Such truck accidents are unfortunately common in US highways. According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, an encounter with big rig does not usually go well for the occupants of the smaller vehicle, which is why trucking companies are subject to stringent safety rules and regulations. In many cases, truck accidents are due to the negligence of the driver, the truck company, the truck manufacturer, the parts manufacture, or all of them in varying degrees.

In this particular instance, the driver may not be held liable if it turns out that the brakes had failed through poor maintenance or defect, and that the driver was not responsible for the maintenance or servicing of the truck in any way. In all likelihood, the injured parties may file a lawsuit against one or more of the following parties: the brake part manufacturer, the person charged for maintenance of the vehicle, the truck company, and the truck manufacturing company.

If you sustained significant physical injury and investigations show that negligence was involved, you may have earned the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area as soon as possible.

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