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All types of trucks are on the roads these days, to help move commerce for the country. Trucks need to be in good working order, to allow for the safe driving conditions for all drivers on the roads. But if a truck has a manufacturer’s defect, it can be an unsafe vehicle on the roadways today. A new truck is expected to be made by a manufacturer as safe as possible, for the potential buyer of that truck unit. No one buys a new truck, expecting that the truck will be a “lemon.”

The California Lemon Laws apply to the purchase of a new truck, semi-truck or tractor trailer unit. These laws are meant to protect the consumers in the event that there are manufacturer’s defects on the truck vehicles. If you have bought a truck and have manufacturer’s defects on the trucking unit, you need to call us fast at the Guardian Lemon Law Group. We can help you to understand what to do next, to initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your case. We can assist you, and our legal team wants to talk to you today. Just give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 right now.

Typical Accident that Can Happen to Trucks with Manufacturer Defects

An accident can happen at any time, when there is a truck that has a manufacturer defect. These accidents can include accidents characteristic of:

  • Truck backing into a passenger vehicle
  • Straight path of truck hitting vehicle
  • Truck accident while turning
  • Head-on collision with vehicle
  • Truck turned in path of another vehicle
  • Other turning accident
  • Sideswipe in same direction of another vehicle
  • Sideswipe in opposite direction of another vehicle
  • Rear-end truck striking vehicle
  • Rear-end another vehicle striking the truck
  • Vehicle encroaching into truck lane
  • Truck encroaching into vehicle lane

If you have been in a truck accident that was the fault of a manufacturer’s defect, then you need to call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 right now. Our knowledgeable legal team will review your options with you, and go over the next steps to initiating a lawsuit. You deserve to get reimbursed for your cost of your truck, and the laws will help clarify these issues for you. When you call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group, we can go over these issues and explain to you how the laws apply to your case. Our legal team is multilingual, and we can speak to you in a language that you understand, but you must call today.

Typical Types of Trucks that Can Have Defective Parts and Components

There are many different types of trucks that are on the roads today, and each of these truck types can be susceptible to a manufacturer’s defect. If you own one of these types of new trucks, you may have a manufacturer’s defect in your truck. The general types of trucks include:

  • Flatbed
  • Low boy
  • Flatbed with equipment
  • Flatbed with sides
  • Pole
  • Logging
  • Tanker
  • Auto carrier
  • Dump truck
  • Garbage truck
  • Cement mixer
  • Open top truck
  • Refrigerator van
  • Livestock carrier
  • Passenger van
  • Combination truck
  • 5-axle vehicle tractor
  • Semi-trailer
  • 6-axle vehicle tractor
  • Tractor plus two trailers
  • Tractor plus three trailers

Your truck may have a different name, that is okay too. You can still call us if your new truck has a manufacturer’s defect on the truck. You want to be sure and can call us to talk about any concerns that you have, by calling the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 today.

Does Anyone Know How Dangerous a Defective Part on a Truck Will Be?

Yes, we understand that the defective parts on a truck will be a safety nightmare for anyone else driving along the road with these trucks. A tractor plus three trailers can weigh a gross vehicle weight of 106,000 pounds, that’s a whopping 53 tons.

To understand the physics of the dangers of these types of defects, we need to put on our Physics Professor hat for a few minutes. Trucks need time to stop on the roads, and if there is a manufacturer’s defect related to any of the safety issues on a truck, you will know that the truck is severely compromised to be able to operate safely on the nation’s roadways today.

How Long Does It Take for a 53 Ton Truck to Stop to Avoid an Accident?

We can tell you that the news is not good, regarding how long a truck will need to stop safely on the roads. This issue of safety is going to be compounded, if there is a problem related to a manufacturer’s defect on a safety component associated with the trucking vehicle overall.

This is not a hypothetical question of whether Train A went down a track, and how long will it have to make contact with Train B at the station. On the contrary, when a truck has a manufacturer’s defect and weighs 53 tons, it is going to take a long time for that truck to stop to be able to avoid an accident on the roads. A 53-ton truck with 84 feet of trailer needs a long distance to stop, to avoid an accident. Even a smaller average sized truck tractor trailer at a 5-axle 53-foot trailer at 80,000 pounds or 40 tons needs a fairly long distance, in order to stop safely to avoid a crash.

Why Do Trucks Need Extra Time to Stop Safely When Traveling on the Roadways?

Trucks are big vehicles, and for this reason, they need more time to stop on the roads. In general, a fully loaded truck of any size, will need around 200 yards to stop and brake to avoid an accident. That is nearly two football fields of distance needed to stop the truck, to prevent a collision with another vehicle. Now imagine that the truck has a defective part in the brake system, engine or other major component of the truck structure and overall running system.

You can see quite clearly that this is a serious issue. We are aware of these issues, and how any type of defect related to driving the truck can be a potential time bomb on the roads. There can be a series of safety issues that will be triggered, in the event of an actual truck accident on the roads because of a manufacturer’s defect related to the safety of driving the truck.

Truck Accidents Can Result from Defective Truck Components and Parts

There are many types of accidents with a truck that can be caused by a defective truck component and part. These accidents can be characterized as:

  • Rollover
  • Fire
  • Jackknife
  • Cargo shift
  • Ejection
  • Entrapment
  • Mobility issue
  • Collision with vehicle
  • Collision with pedestrian

If you have been injured in an accident with your new truck because of a manufacturer’s defect, you need to call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group right now at 888.341.8537.

Truck Accidents Often Result from Defective System Parts

Generally speaking, if you have already been in an accident with a truck, and it was the result of a defective part, you need to call our attorneys immediately. You will need to take down the information related to the accident, and give us a call to start your claim for reimbursement.

If your truck has a manufacturer’s defect that was the reason for the truck accident, you will want to have our legal team on your side. We are here to get you the money you deserve from an accident with a truck that has a manufacturer’s defect, that may have caused your accident.

The data related to the truck accident that you will want to collect will include:

  • Date and time of accident
  • Time of day of crash
  • Weather related to the crash
  • Location of the accident
  • Gross vehicle weight
  • Axle based weight
  • Number of axles
  • Axle spacings
  • Injured parties to the accident in all vehicles
  • Type and reason for collision with other vehicles

Free Consultation and Free Case Review on All Truck Manufacturer Defects

We are here to support you if you have a manufacturer’s defect on your new truck. We can offer to you a free consultation and free case review on your truck manufacturer’s defect claim. Just give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 today. We will review your claim and go over your next steps, in order to get the recovery compensation that you deserve in this case, related to your truck manufacturer’s defect and any safety issues.

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