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My Semi-Truck Did Not Pass Inspection, But My Boss Made Me Drive It Anyway
If you drive a truck for work, you know how important it is for that truck to be running in the best way possible. This ensures that you’ll be safe while on the road and that you won’t experience any problems. If the truck that you drive happens to fail inspection, this basically means that major repairs will need to be made to that vehicle in order for it to be deemed safe to drive on the road. If your boss is making you drive a truck that has failed inspection and your boss is also not doing anything to help the situation, you may have a lawsuit on your hands.
What To Know
When you have an inspection done on a truck, it will either pass or fail. If the vehicle fails, this means that repairs are going to need to be done so that it can be driven again. Depending on the state that you live in, you or your boss will have a specific amount of time to get these repairs done in order for it to be driven. This is not illegal for you to be doing, since you can drive the truck while it is getting ready to be repaired.
However, if you are noticing that your boss is still making you drive the truck and is not looking to repair the issues, this is a major problem. The reason this is such a problem is because of the fact that a failed inspection has been deemed necessary for a reason. This means that there is something wrong with the vehicle that needs to be addressed and that the car is generally unsafe to be driving around, especially if it is a company vehicle and you are going to be driving it around a whole lot. It could cause a serious truck accident.
What To Do
If your boss is still making you drive a truck that has failed inspection, you can and should consider filing a lawsuit. This is very unsafe for you to be doing and it is negligent on the part of your boss. This is why it might be a better option to go with an attorney who can help you out when you are driving a company car that has a failed inspection. This issue is actually a lot more common than you might think, so it pays to check into it with a lawyer. If you have questions regarding your legal rights, contact Kamerow Law Firm today at 703-370-8088.