Were Faulty Brakes Behind Naples Truck Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on January 25, 2013

Cape Coral accident attorneyThe driver involved in a recent Naples truck accident contends that faulty brakes were to blame for the crash, not his reckless driving.

Steven Ames was operating a truck owned by Zurla Trucking Co. when he reared ended several vehicles. Ames was seriously injured, along with two others. Police cited him at the scene for faulty breaks, eight bad tires, and reckless driving.

As Wink News reports, the company appears to have a spotty safety record. During its 207 roadside inspections in the last 24 months, 111 trucks were designated as "Out of Service" due to one or more violations. Zurla's "Out of Service" percentage of 53.6 percent is more than twice the 2009-2010 national average of 20.72 percent.

As Naples injury attorneys, we know that defective brakes are common in commercial vehicles. In fact, a recent report suggests that many commercial trucks on Florida roadways may be equipped with faulty brakes.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports that one out of seven of 21,255 vehicles inspected during Brake Safety Week (Sept. 9-15) were placed out-of-service due to brake issues. Moreover, brakes have been cited in 29.4% of commercial motor vehicle crashes as an associated factor.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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