Tire blowouts are a major cause of car and truck accidents nationwide. While a sudden loss of tire pressure can cause a small vehicle to run off the road, a blown tire on a commercial truck may cause a trucker to swerve uncontrollably, sending the trailer sideways across multiple lanes and causing a deadly multi-vehicle crash.
Trucking Company Liability When Tire Defects Cause a Crash
Although a tire blowout may seem like a random event, there are often many things a commercial carrier could have done to prevent it from happening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has regulations that prevent drivers and carriers from operating trucks with worn or defective parts that could cause a wreck. Our truck crash attorneys can investigate your accident to determine if the tire blowout could have been caused by:
Trucking companies have a duty to properly maintain all of the vehicles in their fleet. This includes checking tire pressure levels, repairing punctured tires, and replacing tires that have worn down past recommended tread depth requirements. They also are required to perform regular inspections on all vehicles to ensure there are no mismatched tires or tires with different wear.
A truck that is loaded beyond capacity places extra pressure on the tires, making it more likely that one (or more) will explode in transit. However, trucking companies may allow its truckers or loaders to overload trailers as a cost-cutting measure.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a truck accident, the attorneys at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum can help you get the compensation you deserve—and you won’t pay any attorney fees if the case is not successful.
Have You Been Involved In A Rhode Island Truck Accident?
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