When Tires Fail on Big Rigs
Big rig trucks are only as safe as their vital equipment such as tires, brakes and steering components. Adequate tires are critical in ensuring safe operation of big rig trucks. When a blowout occurs, drivers lose control of their trucks, transforming them into heavy weapons that can cause immense damage to people and property.
At Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP in Roseville, our team has more than 25 years of experience pursuing full compensation for victims of truck accidents in California, including those caused by tire blowouts. To learn more about your rights, call (916) 774-7200 to speak to a lawyer.
Understanding Tire Blowouts
A tire blowout stems from a rapid loss of air from the tire, usually the result of a puncture in the tire or a crack caused by excessive wear. Once a blowout occurs, the vehicle typically pulls to the side of the blown out tire. Controlling a vehicle in this situation is extremely challenging.
As professionals, truck drivers are expected to engage in due diligence to limit the risk of tire blowouts. Before beginning a trip, truck drivers should inspect their tires, particularly looking for proper inflation and adequate tread.
Our team performs thorough investigations after any truck accident involving our clients. We will look at whether the truck driver failed to inspect the vehicle’s tires and explore possible issues involving the tires themselves. We will pursue compensation from all available sources.
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If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident, you need to protect your rights. Contact us today to set up a free Sacramento truck accident attorney consultation by sending us an email or by calling us at (916) 774-7200. After-hours and weekend consultations are available by appointment.