Truck Accidents Caused by Tire Blowouts
What causes a tire to suddenly blowout or burst while driving? Many studies suggest that several factors can lead to a tire blowout, and therefore a truck accident. A tire can blowout due to
cargo overload, damage from the impact of another object, a massive slice in the tire that causes it to suddenly give way, or a small cut that slowly leaks air until the tire can no longer support the large vehicle. Many tire blowouts, such as those caused by a slow leak in the tire or by impact of another object are preventable if a truck driver properly maintains his or her vehicle and keeps a keen eye on the road.
During an inspection before leaving with cargo on a truck, a driver should inspect the entire vehicle to ensure that all parts are safely secured and ready for travel. The tires, one of the most important parts of the truck, must be thoroughly inspected by the driver and possibly even the employer. Any tire that has fabric breaks, exposed or damage cord, bumps or bulges due to internal damage of the tire, cuts, or cracks in the rubber should not be considered safe for travel. Truck accidents caused by tire blowouts are extremely dangerous, and cause many traffic injuries and accidents each year throughout the United States.
Truck Accident Attorney for Tire Blowout Accidents
When a tire first blows out on a truck, the truck may or may not be immediately affected. Trucks often have 18 wheels, allowing it to have a slight chance of normal travel even if one wheel is no longer functioning - this is only in very few cases. If the truck is affected by the tire blowout, which is most likely the case, the driver may lose control of the truck if untrained on the proper safety technique. If you have been injured or your beloved family member has suffered wrongful death due to the irresponsible actions of a truck driver, tire manufacturing company, or a
negligent employer, talk to a truck accident lawyer today.
The legal team at Arnold & Itkin LLP has recovered over $500 million for clients in the last three years alone, and they plan to continue to their aggressive efforts to benefit clients in the present and future. After suffering injuries in a truck accident caused by a tire blowout on an 18 wheeler truck, do not wait to learn your rights; your case is subject to the statute of limitations, and evidence in truck accident cases begins to diminish just moments after the truck accident. Let the law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP help you.