When Tire Blowouts Cause Semi Truck Accidents
Before truckers get into the cabs of their trucks, they are required to perform a detailed safety inspection. Additionally, truck companies have a duty to maintain their vehicles. The purpose of the pre-trip inspection is to prevent equipment problems — such as problems with brakes or tires — from arising on the road and creating a hazardous situation for the truck driver and other vehicles.
A key element of the pre-trip inspection is examination of the tires to prevent tire blowout accidents. The tires must be in good condition in order to protect the safety of the truck driver and others on the road. If a driver fails to conduct an inspection or drives with tires he knows to be worn or defective, he is putting others at risk. He must be held accountable for the personal injuries and wrongful death caused by his actions. Similarly, if a trucking company violates pre-trip inspection rules or policies and an accident results, then the trucking company must answer for its carelessness. Preventable tire blowouts are among the top causes of truck accidents.
How Do Tire Blowout Accidents Happen?
At Greenberg & Stone, we represent the injury victims of tire blowout accidents nationwide. Our team of trial attorneys has extensive experience analyzing and litigating tire blowout cases, and we are very familiar with the possible causes of tire failure in large commercial trucks. The possible causes include:
- Defective tires
- Failure to conduct routine tire maintenance
- Tread separation
- Underinflation of tires
- Overinflation of tires
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In many ways, your life will not be the same after a serious truck accident. Sadly, we cannot change that fact. What we can do is attempt to maximize the compensation you receive from those who caused the crash. Our goal is to give you the resources to rebuild your life. Whether this means compensation for medical bills, for future medical costs, rehabilitation, adaptive equipment or modifications to your home or car, we are well prepared to take effective action.
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