Trailer hitches are a pretty standard part of a truck as they add usability and convenience for the driver. But if they are defective, they can increase the likelihood of a traffic crash. A broken hitch on both delivery and semi-trucks can break loose and leave a disaster in its wake. Whether a collision with a runway trailer or with a hitch that has fallen from the truck, the crash can cause severe injuries.
Dallas-Fort Worth Truck Crash Attorney For Injuries Caused By Defective Trailer Hitches
If a driver attempts to hook a trailer to the back of his truck without any professional training, this may result in the trailer not being hitched correctly, thereby causing detached-trailer crashes. Rusted, cracked, or faulty latches are the main reasons for many of these trailer detachments. When a hitch fails, the trailer or towed vehicle separates from the hauling vehicle, resulting in containers becoming loose and crossing the center lane of a highway or street and crashing into oncoming traffic. These types of crashes caused by negligent towing or a faulty hitch can lead to brain injury, broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injury, or even fatality.
Truckers & Trucking Companies Can Be Held Liable
If you are a victim of a truck crash caused by a runway trailer or a defective hitch assembly in Dallas-Fort Worth, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to receive compensation from the negligent parties. Vehicle equipment manufacturers have a responsibility to manufacture safe and effective products. But when those products fail because of design flaws and the use of low-quality materials, manufacturers breach their duty to act responsibly, causing injuries and harm to innocent parties. The manufacturer of a defective hitch that caused a collision can also be held strictly liable in a product liability claim. Additionally, a trucking company may also be responsible for a negligent employee’s actions.
Contact an Experienced Dallas-Fort Worth Truck Accident Attorney For Hitch Defects
A truck crash caused by a hitch assembly failure is one of the most frightening road experiences anyone can experience.
If you or a loved one was injured in a hitch failure / loose trailer truck accident in the Farmer's Branch, Carrollton, or Dallas-Fort Worth area, our highly skilled and dedicated truck accident attorneys can help you receive compensation for lost income, medical bills, and injuries. Contact us online today, or call (469) 466-2600 (Dallas) / (817) 605-1505 (Fort Worth) to schedule your free consultation right away. Remember — you don't pay unless we win!