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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

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