Product Liability in Truck Accidents
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If a trucking accident was caused by a defective or malfunctioning truck part, then you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer responsible for creating or installing the faulty truck part. At Simpson Law Group, our attorneys are proven advocates in the field of product liability litigation, especially in cases involving truck accidents and car vs. truck crashes. We have significant experience preparing, negotiating, and litigating
accidents involving defects in trucks.
Common truck defects include:
- Tire defects (blowouts, tread separation)
- Faulty brakes
- Defective air bags
- Malfunctioning hydraulics
- Defective straps that cause cargo to fall
- Defective steering
- Rear guard failure
- Oil leaks
Proving a Truck Defect
Building an effective claim against the trucking parts manufacturer involves extensive resources and skill. One of the most complex aspects of an auto product liability case is proving that the defect specifically caused your injuries and losses. Our truck defect lawyers at Simpson Law Group work with trusted accident experts to identify evidence that can be critical to a claim.
In order to win your claim, your truck accident attorney will have to prove that:
- You sustained injuries and/or financial losses
- The vehicle or vehicle part was defective
- The defect directly caused your losses
- You were not driving recklessly
What makes building a defective truck claim so complex is the potential for multiple parties and multiple insurance companies to be involved. From the manufacture to the designer or engineer, one or all of these parties may share collective fault in the accident. Some of these parties may also be in different states, adding an extra layer of complexity. You will need a team that is well-versed in the mechanics of truck engineering and accident reconstruction to help us understand what happened. Our seasoned truck accident litigators have taken on major truck manufacturers and have proven time and again that we are able to effectively obtain justice and fair compensation for our clients.
Don’t hesitate to contact our San Diego truck accident lawyers if you have questions about filing a claim. Even if you were injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a rear end accident or T-bone crash, we can help. We can review the details of your accident, walk you through the process, and explore your sources of recovery.