Truck Accidents And Product Defects

There are many causes of truck accidents in New Jersey, from driver error to road debris. But when the accident’s caused by a defective truck product, it may happen quickly, without warning. If you’re hurt or your car is damaged in an accident caused by a defective truck part, get medical help and then get legal help. The trucking accident attorneys at RAM Law know how to find out who’s to blame and hold them accountable, so you get compensated. Call as soon as you’re able.

What Are Truck Accident Product Defects?

Truck accident product defects refer to issues or problems with a truck’s parts or systems that malfunction and cause an accident. These defects may be related to design, manufacturing or assembly errors. While they can affect any part of the vehicle, they’re most likely in the engine, brakes, steering, tires or similar components.

Even small defects in a truck’s design or construction can lead to catastrophic consequences, such as:

Product defects in trucks are extremely dangerous because these vehicles are much larger than the cars that share the road. If a product defect played a role in your New Jersey truck accident, find an experienced truck accident attorney like those at RAM Law. Contact this law firm as soon as possible after your crash, so they can investigate the cause of your accident and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Truck Accidents and Product Defects

What Are Some Examples of Truck Accidents Due to Product Defects?

Truck accidents caused by product defects take many forms because they can involve any number of vehicle components. These defects may result from the manufacturer’s negligence, inadequate testing or a failure to warn of the impending failure. Sometimes, the defect is due to an unintentional design or manufacturing flaw.

Some examples of product defects that cause accidents include:

With the massive size and weight of commercial trucks, any defect or malfunction may lead to catastrophic results for other vehicles, drivers and passengers. Your RAM Law attorney knows how to apply the law to sue the liable parties for your compensation.

What Are Consequences of Truck Accidents from Product Defects?

When a defective product causes a truck accident, the faulty part usually fails without warning, giving the truck driver and the drivers of the surrounding vehicles little time to react. Since a truck is involved, these accidents always produce serious consequences.

Some of the potential damages from a truck accident due to product defects include:

  • Physical injuries. These truck accidents can result in disastrous physical injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, head trauma, internal organ damage or crushed limbs that require amputation. All truck accident injuries can be life-threatening. They may require long-term care, resulting in significant medical expenses and lost wages.
  • Emotional trauma. Being in a truck accident is often a traumatic experience, even if you’re not physically harmed. The accident may result in emotional distress, anxiety and depression. You may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, for which you need counseling. Coping with the aftermath of the accident can impact your quality of life.
  • Property damage. Truck accidents caused by product defects may destroy property, from damage to vehicles to impacted buildings and other structures. The cost of repairing or replacing damaged property can be significant, and insurance coverage may not be sufficient to cover all the costs.
  • Lost wages. Injuries sustained in a truck accident can result in a lengthy hospitalization or long-term at-home care. That translates to lost wages and income, as you’re unable to work for an extended period of time.
  • Legal consequences. If a truck accident is caused by a product defect, there are usually legal consequences for the manufacturer of the truck or the defective parts manufacturer. The manufacturer may be held liable for damages, including compensatory and punitive damages.

Product defects found in truck accidents have legal ramifications for all involved. As a victim, you may be entitled to compensation for these damages through legal action, including personal injury claims, product liability lawsuits or wrongful death lawsuits. If you’ve been involved in such a truck accident, seek the advice of an expert at RAM Law. An experienced truck accident lawyer helps you determine whether a product defect played a role in the accident and whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses. Contact the best personal injury attorney in New Jersey.

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