Defects in trailer hitches or failure to properly install a hitch often lead to fatal or catastrophic injuries. Failing to install a trailer hitch or error can result in trailers separating from towing vehicles. So this causes it to break free and collide with oncoming traffic.
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Trailers can come loose and detached from all types of vehicles. In particular, big rigs, trucks, pickup trucks, flatbeds, and sports utility vehicles are at risk. But marketable products and camping trailers are also known for this.
A host of fatal injuries happen because of defects in trailer hitches or because they weren’t properly attached.
Perhaps the safety chains weren’t as secure as they should’ve been or the electric brakes are faulty.
Unfortunately, when truck drivers are transporting cargo, they may end up at the center of runaway trailer accidents because of these mistakes.
Runaway trailers often smash into at least one motor vehicle in oncoming traffic.
All kinds of vehicles may see a trailer detached at some point, including:
Sports utility vehicles
Even marketable products are known for this. Our Los Angeles office is dedicated to representing those who may have suffered severe injuries from serious accidents of this nature.
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Here are some of the most common reasons for a trailer hitch getting detached from a truck in Los Angeles County:
There are parties commonly held at fault when a trailer detaches from a motor vehicle. They include truck drivers and operators or drivers of other cars towing the trailer. And if a wreck occurs, truck drivers can get held liable. But often, employers of the driver may also get held responsible.
The others that be responsible are the person or party responsible for the installation of the hitch. So manufacturers are liable when there is a flaw causing a defect in the snare.
Even truck rental companies may be liable. So these include U-Haul, Budget, and the maintenance crew or employee. They can all become defendants.
Faulty equipment and parts are the cause of accidents. Because of this, a detached trailer can result. The defects can get divided into three categories in product liability lawsuits.
Depending on the circumstances a law firm may discover after a runaway trailer incident, different parties could be held liable, including:
Any of these parties could become defendants for accidents caused by runaway trailer accidents. Depending on the police report and other investigation elements, Los Angeles, CA, law tends to direct attorneys.
Unfortunately, these accidents are often synonymous with pedestrian fatalities since unsuspecting citizens may be inadvertently struck at any time.
Recovering compensation for the injuries suffered in this type of motor vehicle accident is the goal. These get collected from the liable party. Plaintiffs become entitled to damages for their losses, including:
When a person gets killed by a runaway trailer, the family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. So this gets filed against the liable parties. And this gets done under the California Wrongful Death Code of Civil Procedure. So this section outlines what family members may bring this type of action.
But it gets brought against the negligent or careless party. So the spouse of the victim, domestic partner, children, stepchildren, the issue of deceased children can seek money. Also, in the absence of immediate family members, less immediate family members may sue.
Did you get harmed or lose a loved one in an accident involving a defective trailer hitch or runaway trailer? If so, we offer a free no-obligation consultation.
So now, you can explore your legal options. Last, Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC can be contacted toll-free at (213) 596-9642.