Trucking companies want to make money. Sometimes in their quest for profits they cut corners and vehicle maintenance is often the first step in a cost cutting. Failure to do maintenance on a big rig can result in a broken down truck and a load not getting delivered but in some cases it results in the serious injury or death of an innocent person. Failure to perform maintence checks and routine vehicle inspections can also play a major role in vehicle malfunctions. When a semi-truck has a manfunction there can be serious consequences for the driver and for other motorists on the highway. It is critical for an experienced trucking accident lawyer to obtain and review maintenance logs and pre-trip inspections on any vehicle that is involved in a trucking accident, it is equally as vital that these records be preserved from the outset of an accident to avoid alteration or destruction of valuable evidence. Below are a few examples of things an experienced personal injury lawyer will consider on a case involving a unsafe truck.