Navistar Inc. has recently issued a safety recall for 12,539 International brand trucks that are at a risk of unintended movement when the parking brake is in use. According to the report, this defect may result in personal injury or property damage.
More specifically, when the brake is applied and the auto transmission is still in drive or reverse, the stationary power takeoff switch is engaged – causing the engine rpm to ramp up and possibly causing the parking brake to not hold the truck in place.
The four models of trucks that were recalled are medium-duty work trucks that are usually used for deliveries, dumping, and towing. Because of a program that was not enabled in these vehicles, potential personal injuries could occur from the vehicle moving without intend of traveling.
Rhode Island Truck Accidents – Finding a Personal Injury Attorney
Commercial trucks and tractor trailers are some of the largest vehicles on the road – which means truck accidents can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. If you are not familiar with the trucking industry, it can be overwhelming to handle by yourself. When the insurance companies try to only cover a fraction of all your expenses, you need an advocate ready to help you receive the full compensation you deserve.
When you have a personal injury attorney handling your claim, we work with you to help:
- Gathering medical and billing records relating to your truck accident injuries
- Investigating the cause of your accident
- Calculating current and future financial damages
- Negotiating with the insurance companies to help you receive maximum compensation
If you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, you deserve a personal injury attorney who will help you every step of the way. The defendant’s insurance company may try to get to you to settle quickly and less money than you deserve – but an experienced legal team can help determine the full value of your case.
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