Professional truck drivers are often injured by dangerous products. Big companies sometimes hurriedly release new products into the market without properly designing, manufacturing, and testing the products to make sure they are safe for users. Professional truck drivers work with and around heavy machinery (including their own tractor-trailer) every day. Equipment and machinery that is not properly designed or manufactured can seriously injury or even kill truckers.
The incentive to hurriedly release new products into the market is clear: profit. But the legal system holds companies accountable for selling dangerous products to make sure they don’t put profits over safety. If you or a family member has been injured by a dangerous product, you need to talk with a trucker personal injury attorney experienced in investigating and aggressively handling products liability lawsuits. In many cases, the dangerous product may have harmed many other consumers.
As trucker personal injury attorneys, we have heard about dangerous products that injure and kill truck drivers every day for 30 years. These include:
Tractor-Trailer Defects – Highway accidents are often caused by defective tractor-trailer products and equipment that contribute to the injury or death of truckers. These can include defective truck seats, seat belts, and air bag, cab roofs that crush during roll-overs, tire blowouts, post-collision fires, and lack of crashworthiness.
Jobsite Accidents – Professional truckers often work around heavy equipment such as forklifts, cranes, and front loaders at terminals, docks, warehouses, and other pickup and delivery locations. Defects in the design and manufacture of this equipment can injure or even kill truckers and others working with and around the equipment.
Dangerous Pharmaceuticals and Defective Medical Devices – Any medical treatment involves some risk, but sometimes pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers know that their products are more dangerous than they seem, but fail to warn doctors and consumers. Truckers are no different than other patients – they can be injured by these dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices.