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Dangers of Defective Truck Equipment

Truck Accident Victim Litigation in Orange County

When a truck accident occurs, it is the natural instinct of most people to point the blame on one of the drivers involved. In some cases, this is a completely valid reaction.

Some of the common causes of devastating truck accidents include:

  • Tired drivers
  • Drivers who are distracted
  • Improper training

This, however, is not always the answer.

Injured in an accident caused by defective equipment?

In some accidents, the party to blame might not have been directly involved in the accident. For example, what occurs when an accident is caused by defective equipment? While we assume all trucks are built to the highest of standards, this is not always the reality. Should a product on the truck be defective, it can be a ticking time bomb - and when it goes off, you can be the one who suffers.

It is not unheard of for automobiles to have defective parts. The news has spent a considerable amount of time over the years covering large factory recalls of products that range from braking units to steering wheels. It is therefore no surprise that trucks can be prone to something of this nature as well. The problem, however, is that while defective products can cause accidents in a large truck in the same manner that they can in a car, the accidents involving trucks are often much more complex and can cause exponentially more serious injuries to those who are involved.

Experienced Injury Attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we are not deterred by complex accident cases of this nature. Should you choose to work with our legal team, you will be able to be confident knowing that we will be prepared to helping our clients seek the just outcome that they fully deserve. For example, should we believe that a defective product had a part in the accident that occurred, you can trust that we will exhaustively work to protect what is known as the "black box."

This small piece of equipment is mandatorily installed in all trucks and continuously records data regarding the truck. If preserved, it could provide invaluable information regarding the conditions of the truck leading up to the accident. This could involve the speed at which the truck was driving, the condition of the truck immediately after the accident and how much of the brake was applied during the accident itself.

Contact Our Orange County Injury Attorney Today - (888) 480-3883

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is highly important that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer that you can trust. These cases are complex and do not deserve to be given cookie cutter answers. You need an attorney that will be able to evaluate your case and determine the best course of action. At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we have been proud to provide our clients with high-quality legal assistance in claims and have successfully been able to recover over $75,000,000 in verdicts and settlements.

By choosing to work with us, you will be able to rest assured knowing that we will be prepared to look into your case to get to know the details. By investing the necessary time and energy, we will be able to find the true cause of the accident and will be able to adjust the insurance claim accordingly, ensuring that we are doing everything possible to help you fight for the full financial compensation that you truly deserve.

For help in pursuing compensation after a truck accident caused by defective equipment, contact Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. as soon as possible.

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