It is a familiar sight for all Americans to see giant strips of rubber lying abandoned on the shoulders of the freeways or interstates. Most of us drive by such large strips without a second glance and do not even consider how they got there. The majority of those strips are remnants of tires on large commercial trucks that suffered a blowout. Sometimes the tire remnants will be accompanied by long skid marks, left as the truck driver tried to come to a screeching halt on the shoulder once the blowout occurred. A large part of the time, truck drivers are able to safely get over to the shoulder without incident and without colliding with any other vehicles or harming other motorists. However, this is not always the case, as sometimes tire blowouts cause a truck driver to lose control and cause serious accidents with devastating injuries. If you have been injured because a truck’s tire blew out, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses. Call a Fayette County truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss a possible case.
Commercial trucks have many more tires than regular passenger vehicles; in fact, tractor trailers are often referred to a simply “18-wheelers.” While all of these wheels are necessary to keep a tractor trailer balanced and supported, that means there are that many more opportunities for tires to blowout. Commercial truck tires are especially prone to blowouts because they travel long distances at high interstate speeds. When a tire blows out, it is very easy for a driver to lose control of the truck and cause accidents.
Truck drivers may be liable for tire blowout accidents if they negligently failed to notice or remedy tires with excessive wear or low pressure upon their regular truck inspections. Furthermore, if a truck was fitted with tires that were manufactured poorly, the manufacturer may be liable if a blowout caused injury and damage.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have been in a truck accident because of a tire blowout of for any other reason, you should receive compensation from the responsible party. Call (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today.