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San Jose Truck Equipment Failure Accidents Attorney

Lawyer for Truck Accident Victims in Northern California

From bad tires to faulty hitches, equipment failure is a common cause of trucking accidents. If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident that was caused by equipment failure, you want a lawyer on your side who can get to the bottom of what happened in your case.

With more than 45 years of experience protecting truck accident victims, Attorney John J. Garvey, III can help you get the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve. Mr. Garvey is Dedicated to personal injury law, and he understands what you are up against. He is not afraid to take on insurance companies and trucking companies to protect your rights.

Getting to the Bottom of Equipment Malfunction

Truck accidents may occur when basic equipment fails or functions incorrectly, including tires, trailer hitches, safety chains, and a variety of other parts. Even if a truck never crashes, a tire blowout creates a hazard for other vehicles. Parts of a tire can create dangerous obstacles in the road, and drivers may lose control or collide with other vehicles when swerving around these objects. Tire blowouts can also cause a truck driver to lose control, especially when traveling at high speeds. This may cause them to collide with other vehicles, inflicting serious injuries on drivers and passengers.

If hitches or other components fail, a trailer may become detached from the cab of a truck. A detached trailer may block multiple lanes of traffic, leading to pileups that cause injuries to people in several vehicles. If a truck was transporting flammable chemicals or other toxic substances, the situation can be devastating. Hazardous materials may catch fire after spilling, leading to severe burn injuries. Toxic chemicals may also cause extensive bodily harm to people in other vehicles or anyone else nearby.

A variety of other types of mechanical failures may also occur. If a truck's engine has not been maintained properly, it could catch fire while operating. Problems with steering systems could affect a truck driver's control of their vehicle. Brake failures may limit a truck driver's ability to slow down or stop correctly. Straps, chains, or other parts used to secure cargo may fail, causing items to shift during transit, affecting a truck's balance, or cargo may fall from a truck and strike other vehicles.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may have no idea what caused it. The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III works with experienced investigators and accident reconstruction experts who are familiar with these cases. Through extensive investigations, we can recognize the signs of equipment failure. We will identify the parties who were responsible, such as trucking companies that failed to perform proper maintenance or truck drivers who did not inspect trucks properly. We will also work with medical specialists and life care planners who can demonstrate the full impact of your injuries, which will allow you to maximize your recovery.

Consult an Experienced San Jose Truck Equipment Failure Lawyer

If you have been involved in a commercial truck accident, do not hesitate to contact San Jose truck accident lawyer John J. Garvey, III at 408-293-7777 and schedule a free consultation. He is ready to answer your questions and help you explore your options for pursuing compensation for injuries caused by equipment failures or other forms of negligence. Mr. Garvey is available during weekly business hours, and he also offers home and hospital visits by appointment. We take all cases on a contingency basis, so there is no risk to you.

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