When Tires Fail on Big Rigs
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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.
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.
Understanding Tire Blowouts
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 Kreeger Law Firm 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 916-782-8400 to speak to a lawyer.