When Mechanical Errors Lead To Trucking Accidents

Every year, trucking accidents cause hundreds of serious injuries and dozens of deaths in Arkansas. While errors committed by operators play a role in many such incidents, the U.S. Department of Transportation has found that a majority of truck crashes stem solely from mechanical failures in commercial vehicles.*

What this underscores is the complexity of trucking accidents. Truck drivers make negligent choices that can cause accidents moments later, but this is not always the case. The forces that lead to a crash may take place weeks or months beforehand, in the design and assembly of materials, or in the continued failure to maintain a truck's parts.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, the lawyers at Mason Kelly & Collier can help. We are skilled in investigating the contributing factors of auto crashes; we know how to hold the responsible parties to account and maximize the compensation our clients receive. With offices along I-40, I-30 and Highway 67, we serve throughout the state of Arkansas.

Our Decades Of Experience Is A Powerful Tool In These Cases

Our attorneys leverage their experience — more than 75 combined years — to benefit our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars for the individuals we've represented in cases not every law firm could handle with the same success.

Our experience handling countless cases has made us adept at finding the evidence to prove fault of opposing parties and advocating for victims of all manner of trucking accidents, including those arising from:

  • Brake failure — Braking systems are regulated by the federal government. Nevertheless, many trucks' brakes are not up to code.
  • Transmission failure — A truck's transmission is among its most vulnerable components. It can be overwhelmed easily by steep grades or too much weight.
  • Steering failure — Problems with steering and alignment can make a truck impossible to control. Unfortunately, such problems arise often.
  • Tire failure — Tread separation, shoddy manufacturing and other sources of blowouts lead to a large number of collisions. When they do, we're here to help.

Federal law mandates that trucks receive regular maintenance. Yet mechanical failures still occur frequently.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, or any collision stemming from an auto defect, our firm can help you obtain compensation for doctors' fees, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and related concerns.

The I-40 Accident Attorneys Offer Legal Help When You Need It Most

I-40 is one of our nation's busiest trucking routes; on its stretch through Arkansas, injuries are common.

To speak with a lawyer, contact our firm by calling 800-261-7037. You can also reach us online. Initial consultations are free. Going forward we work on a contingency basis.

*https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/research-and-analysis/large-truck-crash-causation-study-analysis-brief