${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt} Free Case Consultations 312-380-5467 Northwest Suburbs 847-380-3309
Toll-Free 866-264-7639
Free Case Consultations 312-380-5467 Northwest Suburbs 847-380-3309
Toll-Free 866-264-7639

A lack of maintenance can lead to a truck accident in Illinois

Many things can lead to truck accidents in Illinois, from reckless driving to simple driver error. However, one of the more common causes of serious accidents is something under the surface: mechanical errors caused by poor maintenance or a lack of overall maintenance. When the brakes go out or some other significant issue develops, there may be little a driver can do to avoid a crash.

It's important to note, however, that these things don't often just happen all of a sudden, right out of the blue. Far more often, the issues have built up over time, as maintenance was neglected on a regular basis.

For example, the brakes could fail if the brake pads have worn out. Drivers and the companies that employ them need to keep an eye on these brake pads to make sure that they are replaced when needed. Brakes can also fail if they get contaminated by too much oil. They need to be checked and cleaned from time to time so that any oil can be removed.

Likewise, tires can blow out, causing a crash, if they simply wear down past the point when they need to be replaced. Tires that are overinflated or tires that are under-inflated can also lead to blowouts and flats. Drivers need to check their tires to prevent these things whenever possible. Skipping over regular checks and maintenance can show that they are negligent in the care of their vehicles, meaning they could still be at fault in the accident, even if no other mistakes were made.

Understanding the role of negligence and maintenance in a crash is important if you're seeking to establish fault so that compensation can be sought.

Source: CrashForensics.com, "Truck Maintenance Analysis," accessed April. 09, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Let's Get Started Today

Call 312-380-5467 or fill out our short E-mail form for a FREE case consultation where we’ll review your case details and determine the best course of action to take.

Email Us
  • The Chicago Bar Association Founded 1874
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability
  • ITLA Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Avvo Ration 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2014 Personal Injury

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

Protecting your rights.

Call us at 312-380-5467 to get started. Or fill out this quick form and we’ll contact you.

Unable to come to our office? No problem! We help clients everyday via phone & email for your convenience.

Klest Injury Law Firm

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy