Updated May 2, 2022
Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are common on =interstate highways all around Indiana. The commonality of large trucks also brings potential for accidents. When truck drivers or trucking companies act negligently, they endanger everyone else on the road. Truck tire blowout accidents are extremely serious. If you were involved in an accident caused by a tire blowout, you may be eligible for compensation.
If you’ve been involved in a truck tire blowout accident, try not to panic. Accidents can be a shock to the system, but there are steps to ensure your safety during and following an accident.
Among others, one of the leading causes of truck tire blowouts are negligence on behalf of the truck driver. As truck drivers are responsible for routine checks on tires, neglecting to do so can easily result in a tire blowout. Common causes of tire blowout accidents can include:
Tire blowout accidents can be very dangerous to both the driver and other vehicles on the road. When a truck experiences a tire blowout, it becomes difficult to control the truck. Tire blowout also results in large pieces of rubber debris presenting a hazard to other drivers.
Some tire blowouts such as those caused by impact may be beyond your control as a truck owner or driver. There are, however, ways to prevent blowouts caused by other issues.
Ultimately, truck drivers are responsible for frequent tire checks. This includes monitoring inflation, tread depth, mileage, and quality of each tire. If problems arise, it is their responsibility to take action that the tires are repaired or replaced. Truck tire blowouts can be the fault of the truck driver if proven they negligently failed to upkeep the truck tires. Additionally, the production company may be at fault for the blowout. If the tire blowout was a result of defective tires, the manufacturing company could be liable.
It is important to know that trucking companies as well as manufacturing companies have their own legal team and insurance agency advising them on any accidents. Thoroughly investigating the accident and proving the truck driver or trucking company is liable will assure you the compensation you deserve. For a case evaluation determining liability, contact the attorneys of WKW today.
Contacting an experienced Indiana truck accident attorney following an accident is important. After the accident, you may feel overwhelmed. Our legal team will navigate the Indiana claims process and build a successful case so that you can focus on recovery. Insurance companies can be difficult to work with. At WKW, we will take on the stress of dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf.
The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham have extensive experience in truck accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident caused by a truck tire blowout, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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