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Negligent Tire Maintenance and Operation can Cause Brooks Semi-Truck Accidents

According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 100,000 people are injured in accidents involving large trucks every year.  Semis and other large trucks are often several times the size and weight of other vehicles on the road, and as a result, require specialized equipment to safely operate. One such piece of equipment are the large, heavy duty tires manufactured specifically for use on large trucks. When these tires fail, tremendous damage and serious injury can occur as a result. Many accidents caused by tire failure may be legally actionable, so it is important for victims to discuss their situation with an experienced Brooks truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Tire Failure

While defective tire design and manufacture often leads to tire failures, so can poor or negligent tire maintenance. When a trucker or a trucking company fails to properly maintain a vehicle’s tires, either party could potentially be held liable for any injuries that may occur as a result. Among the more common kinds of tire maintenance errors that often lead to accidents include:

 

  • Tire over-inflation

  • Tire under-inflation

  • Failure to check tire tread

  • Speeding

  • Overloading a truck

  • Placing inappropriate tires on a particular vehicle

  • Failing to change tires after recommended period or distance of use

  • Careless driving over rough or otherwise dangerous terrain

  • Failure to properly repair a flat tire

 

Determining what caused a tire to fail often requires significant investigation, and a Brooks truck accident lawyer will be able to help you determine whether you have a case.

Contact a Brooks truck accident attorney for a free consultation

Georgia residents who have been injured in a Brooks truck accident may have the legal right to recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia