For machines in Ohio to work properly, the parts must be working properly. When a part wears down or breaks, the machine will not work properly. In many instances, this just means that the person will not be able to use it until it is fixed or until they get a new machine. However, certain machines are dangerous when they break and people can be injured as a result. One of these types of machines is commercial trucks.
If a part on a truck breaks it can cause the driver to lose control and a truck accident can occur as a result. Often times these types of accidents can be very devastating and cause serious injuries to those involved. That is why it is important that the trucks are in good working order when they are on the roads.
To help ensure that they are properly working, drivers are required to inspect their trucks at the end of each day. Drivers are required to make a written inspection report and must cover many different pieces of equipment on the vehicle such as the brakes, steering, wheels, coupling devices and others. If there is a defect found, the driver must make note of it in the inspection report and the defect must be corrected before a driver is permitted to drive the truck again.
If a truck driver fails to inspect their vehicle, a defect may end up causing an accident. The victims of these accidents may suffer life-changing injuries resulting in large medical bills and lost income if they are unable to work. Figuring out how to cover these financial problems may seem impossible, but the victim may be able to receive compensation from the truck driver, if the defect should have been corrected prior to the truck being on the road.
Unfortunately many people in Ohio are injured in truck accidents each year. It is important for these people to understand their rights and to ensure that they are properly compensated for their injuries. Experienced attorneys in Ohio understand people’s rights and may be a useful resource.
Source: www.ecfr.gov, “U.S. Regulation Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Part 396.11,” accessed on May 1, 2017