Trailer Hitch Failure Accident Lawyer

Trailer Hitch Failure Accidents Lawyer

Failure to secure a towed vehicle on a trailer hitch can cause serious and fatal accidents on Pasadena roadways. A towed boat, car, flatbed, or container trailer that comes unlatched from the truck can careen into traffic, endangering anyone in its wake. Drivers struck by the runaway trailer may not be the only victims in a detached trailer hitch accident. Other motorists may swerve to avoid the danger only to cause a cascade of subsequent crashes.

If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, you have rights and can demand justice from those to blame. A California trailer hitch failure injury lawyer can help you demand fair compensation for your losses. The Law Offices of Pius Joseph is committed to helping victims like you recover from severe injuries and move on. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Understanding Trailer Hitch Failure Accidents

A trailer hitch connects a truck to the item it’s towing — such as a trailer, a flatbed, or an unpowered vehicle. If the hitch fails while the vehicle is in operation, the item in tow may be released into oncoming traffic, potentially colliding with other vehicles or becoming an unpredictable hazard that other drivers swerve to avoid.

One of the most common reasons for truck hitch failure is user error or carelessness. However, the negligence of the trailer owner or operator isn’t the only reason these crashes can happen. Other causes of trailer hitch failures include:

  • Poorly designed locking mechanisms or mechanisms without enough locking redundancy
  • Defects in the manufacturing or design of the trailer or parts
  • Improper use of safety chains or failure to use enough safety chain
  • Incorrectly attached trailer brakes or malfunctioning trailer brakes
  • The driver towing more weight than their vehicle and hitch can accommodate

Depending on the specific cause of the accident, the driver of the truck/trailer combination could be held liable for any resulting injuries and damage. Other parties could also be at fault for any injuries caused by the crash, including the vehicle or trailer’s owner or the company that manufactured the hitch or other defective component.

Common Injuries in Trailer Hitch Failure Accidents

Common injuries from negligent hitch accidents include:  

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Vital organ damage 
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation

Compensation for Trailer Hitch Failure Accidents

California accident victims can seek compensation for their injuries and related losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. A trailer hitch failure accident attorney can help you pursue the money you need for your medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.  

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Why Choose Our Law Firm?

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Pius Joseph focus on helping people injured in negligent hitch accidents and other incidents caused by others’ recklessness. You can count on our firm to help you seek justice and accountability for your losses. Call or contact us today for a free consultation.