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Who Do I Sue if a Tire Blowout Caused the Truck Accident?

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A truck accident caused by a tire blowout is an excellent example of how complex a truck accident personal injury lawsuit can be. It is important for your trial attorneys to have significant experience negotiating and litigating all manner of truck accident cases.

In general, an accident victim has the right to seek compensation from the party responsible for causing injury due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Thus, if a tire blowout causes a truck accident, your attorney must determine what caused the tire blowout in order to identify the proper parties to sue.

Who You Sue Depends on What Caused the Tire Blowout

A tire blowout can have several different causes. Depending on the specific cause, your lawyer may need to use a different legal theory in your lawsuit. For example:

  • If a poorly designed truck tire blows out and causes an accident, then your attorney should investigate a claim of product liability, arguing that the tire company was negligent in designing an unsafe tire.
  • If the truck driver failed to make proper safety inspections as required by law and thus failed to discover the worn-out tire before it blew, then your lawyer should investigate a claim of driver negligence.
  • If a truck maintenance company overinflated or underinflated the truck tires, then your attorney should investigate claims against the maintenance company, including negligent work, insufficient employee training or negligent retention of unqualified employees.
  • If a vehicle traveling ahead of the truck dumped sharp debris from its own load, causing the truck’s tires to blow, then your lawyer should investigate negligence and product liability claims against the third vehicle.

A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit based on a truck accident can be filed against more than one defendant, using more than one theory of liability. An experienced and thorough attorney will identify all possible claims in order to maximize the victim’s potential of achieving fair compensation for injuries and losses.

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