Truck tire blowouts are more common and more dangerous than many people understand. With an estimated 12 million trucks on the highway with about 18 wheels each, that’s an astounding 216 million large and heavy tires rolling on the nation’s roadways. It’s no wonder large sections of shredded tires, a hazard in and of themselves, are so common on the freeways.
Truck tire blowouts are a significant safety issue. They are said to be the cause of more than 5% of serious large semi truck accidents. They are a danger to not only the truck and driver but to those traveling near and in particular behind or to the side of the truck when a blowout occurs.
If you’ve been involved in an injury accident that was caused by a truck tire blowout, you may be entitled to be compensated by the responsible party.
While a tire blowout may be caused by an accidental road hazard like a sharp object or pothole, most can be traced back to a problem that could have been prevented. These include:
While initially, a truck tire blowout may seem accidental, there are often responsible parties.
As you can see from the above, responsibility for a truck tire failure may be traced to the driver, truck driving company, a leasing company, mechanic or a tire manufacturer. At The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, we specialize in semi truck accidents. We will look at all aspects of your truck tire blowout or truck accident injury accident and determine the at-fault party or parties. Get the legal representation and justice you deserve. Contact The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, your personal injury attorney, at 888.952.2952. One call and we handle it all.