Repair Shop

18-Wheeler Accident Repair Shop Liability

A truck accident can turn your life upside down in one split second, causing long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. However, you don’t have to face the stressful aftermath of a truck accident alone.

The Ammons Law Firm is here to help you understand your rights, legal options, and the next best steps for recovering maximum compensation. Our truck accident lawyers have the resources and expertise to analyze even complex truck accidents and determine whether a repair shop was responsible.

Our dedicated injury attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in damages for accident victims. We could help you, too, receive what you need to get your life back on track. The time to file a truck accident compensation claim may be limited, so contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Contact our truck accident attorneys for help determining who is responsible for your accident and recover the compensation you need to move forward.

FREQUENTLY Asked Questions

  • Who is responsible for maintaining commercial vehicles?

    Commercial trucking companies and their drivers are subject to the FMCSA regulations, which govern the transportation of interstate commerce. Under the FMCSA, motor carriers are required to inspect, repair, and maintain all commercial vehicles that they control.

    To assist in the proper repair and maintenance of the commercial vehicles under their control, commercial drivers must conduct routine, daily pre-trip inspections to ensure their trucks are safe to operate.

  • Who is responsible for an accident caused by poor truck maintenance and repair?

    Under the FMCSA, motor carriers must keep their trucks and all parts and accessories in safe and proper operating conditions at all times. A motor carrier that fails to keep their trucks in sound operating condition may be held liable for injuries and damages caused by an accident resulting from their failure. Additionally, other parties may be responsible if they had a duty to inspect, maintain, or repair the vehicle. For instance, if the accident-causing vehicle was recently serviced or repaired by a third-party company, that company may be responsible if they performed their duties negligently.

  • Can all truck accident attorneys handle cases involving mechanical failures?

    Not all law firms can properly handle truck accident cases involving mechanical failures and defects. When you work with a law firm that cannot properly identify and prove a mechanical failure as the cause of the crash, you may limit the total compensation available to recover. It is important to work with truck accident attorneys with experience handling product defect and vehicle maintenance claims. These claims can be more complicated and expensive than standard truck accident cases and require attorneys with the resources and experience to handle them.

Negligent Repair Can Cause Catastrophic Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are large, heavy vehicles with complex operating systems. They require frequent inspection, servicing, and repair. If a repair shop ignores problems with the truck or makes poor repairs, catastrophic accidents with life-changing injuries and fatalities can occur. Repair issues that could result in crashes include:

  • Improper brake maintenance and repair
  • Failure to replace or repair headlights and turn signals
  • Inadequate repair of steering issues
  • Failure to replace worn tires promptly
  • Improper suspension repair
  • Poor repairs to broken trailer hitches
  • Failure to diagnose critical mechanical problems during an inspection

When a Repair Shop Is Liable for Your Losses

Repair shops for commercial trucks must ensure vehicles are safe and roadworthy when they return to service. Injured victims could qualify for compensation when repair shops cut corners and put profits before safety. Here are some examples of when a repair shop may be liable:

  • Repairs were poorly performed
  • Technicians failed to follow manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Trucks were repaired with inferior or faulty parts
  • The repair shop made unnecessary repairs damaging other parts of the truck
  • Technicians failed to observe trucking regulations when fixing the vehicles
  • The repair shop allowed untrained technicians to work on trucks

Proving that a truck repair shop is responsible for your accident and damages can be challenging and typically requires a comprehensive investigation involving technical experts.

The Ammons Law Firm Fights Hard for Truck Accident Victims

The Ammons Law Firm has your back if you or a loved one suffers harm in an accident with an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle. Our tenacious truck accident attorneys in Houston can handle your legal case from start to finish, allowing you to concentrate fully on your health and recovery. We can:

Gather Evidence to Prove Your Claim

Truck accidents can be complex and challenging to understand. Our qualified attorneys know how to gather evidence critical for proving a repair shop’s liability. We work with industry experts to determine how technicians made repairs and identify critical mistakes. We may also gather other evidence to build your case, including:

  • Witness statements
  • Police reports of the crash
  • Service, inspection, and repair records
  • Repair shop employee statements

Understand the Laws and Regulations Applying to Your Case

Our specialized truck accident lawyers know the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry, such as:

Understanding the laws regulating commercial vehicle inspections, servicing, and repair is critical to effectively fight for victims’ rights and pursue fair compensation.

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are not on your side. An insurer might make a quick lowball offer in the days after the crash, hoping you will sign on the dotted line and go away. However, your case may be worth so much more. We don’t want you to leave money on the table.

Our qualified attorneys can assess an accident injury’s impact on all aspects of your life, including your career, physical and emotional well-being, family relationships, and life quality. We want truck accident victims to receive the compensation they need to move forward after their ordeal.

Contact Us Now for Help with Your Truck Accident

Fighting for adequate compensation can be challenging, especially if a repair shop is responsible for your truck accident and injuries. However, you don’t have to struggle with a complex claim alone. We see the consequences of catastrophic truck accidents every day and know what you are going through. Our attorneys care, listen, and fight hard for what victims deserve. Get started today, and let us evaluate your case for free.

We fight for clients across Texas. Let us help you win your case by calling or contacting us online.

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    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

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    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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