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A truck driving down a hill slope couldn't brake in time and ended up crashing and killing my son in his vehicle. What can I do?

My son was recently killed while traveling on ahighway with a steep downgrade when a semi-truck was unable to stop and ranover his vehicle.  Who is responsible formaintaining the braking system of these big rigs?




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The failure to maintain the brake systems oncommercial trucks is one of the most common violations of truckingregulations.  A fast-movingtractor-trailer can take the length of a football field to stop.  Most brake failures can be prevented byproper maintenance and pre-trip check-ups. However, trucking companies often don’t adhere to the strict maintenanceguidelines.  When brake failure is thecause of an accident, the trucking company will almost always send its ownexpert to the crash scene in an effort to minimize its potential liability.

An experienced semi-truck accident lawyer canhelp you obtain the compensation you are entitled to under the law.  A detailed investigation by a skilled andexperienced truck crash attorney is necessary to determine if brake failurecaused the accident.  Proving liabilityis the first step in bringing a successful lawsuit.

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