Tire Blowouts &Truck Accidents
Washington, DC Truck Accident Attorney
Commercial trucks are known as 18-wheelers because these massive machines
need numerous tires to support their weight and the force they create
when driving long distances. As such, tires are crucial to trucking safety
and should be a focus of concern for all drivers and trucking companies.
Unfortunately, not all truck drivers and companies devote the necessary
attention to the state of their vehicle’s tires. Even when they
do, defective products and outside circumstances can result in tire failure
and blowouts. When this occurs, trucks can lose control and cause accidents
that result in injuries, including
serious injuries or
Were you involved in a commercial
truck accident involving a tire blowout? Contact our team of DC metro area lawyers to
learn more about your legal right to compensation.
Common Causes of Truck Tire Blowouts
There are a number of various causes of truck tire blowouts, and when representing
injured victims, our legal team works diligently to explore all possible
causes. Because we are familiar with handling truck accident cases, we
know where and how to look for the underlying cause. We also know how
to use this information to determine if any violations were made, if accidents
could have been prevented, and who should be held responsible for victims’ injuries.
Separated Tread – Tread separation can be disastrous for large commercial trucks,
often because it occurs at higher speeds. Blowouts caused by tread separation
may stem from improperly maintained or overused tires or by inherently
defective tires. Many recalls have been made for tires prone to tread
Disintegrating Spare Tires – Trucking companies should equip vehicles with spare tires that
are in good condition and ensure they stay in good condition, as tires
can degrade over time even when they are not being used. When spare tires
in poor condition are not replaced and are then used on commercial trucks,
everyone on public roads face increased risks of accidents.
Wrong Tires – Regulations exist for tires that are designed specifically for
certain vehicles or to bear a certain amount of weight. Manufacturers,
dealers, and companies have a responsibility to make sure the correct
tires are being used.
Improperly Inflated Tires – Tires that are overly inflated or under inflated are at risk of
blowouts. As such, drivers and companies must ensure the correct tire
pressure given the circumstances.
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Our legal team is standing by to help victims and families whose lives
have been changed by truck accidents, including those involving tire blowouts.
We are focused on obtaining justice for you - the victim. When you work
with our Washington, DC truck accident attorneys, you can have peace of
mind knowing that more than 90 years of collective legal experience is
on your side. Call our office to request a free, no-obligation,