A truck tire blowout is a scary occurrence. Commercial trucks are large vehicles with massive parts and when one of the truck’s tires blows out, it can cause serious injuries or even death.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 738 motor vehicle fatalities in 2017 that were related to tires.
What is a Tire Blowout?
A tire blowout is the sudden bursting of a truck tire that often happens when a truck is being driven at a high speed. As a result of this sudden explosion, the truck driver may lose control of his truck and veer into other lanes. Some tire blowouts cause truckers to totally lose control of their vehicles and rollover.
A tire blowout can also cause other types of accidents. The blowout causes shredded pieces of tire to fly onto the roadway and into other unsuspecting passenger vehicle drivers. Additionally, the blowout may cause some of the truck’s cargo to come loose and fly off the vehicle.
Why Do Truck Tire Blowouts Happen?
Tire blowouts are often caused by failure to inspect the tires regularly and failure to properly maintain them. This is a violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules, which requires truckers and truck companies to inspect and maintain their trucks.
Factors that can contribute to a tire blowout include:
- Defective tires (a product liability issue)
- Underinflated tires
- Heat causing the tires to overinflate
- Driving over potholes
- Wear and tear of the tire
- Low tire tread depth
- Tires that are mismatched or not the proper size for the truck
- Bad weather conditions
- Unsafe driving practices like distracted driving
Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorneys
Were you or a loved one in a car accident involving a commercial truck tire blowout? If so, you should get legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you protect your rights and advise you on whether you have a valid personal injury case.
Trucking accident injuries are very serious matters and you deserve to have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side.
Be sure that the lawyer that you retain has experience dealing with commercial truck crashes. Commercial truck accidents are complex auto accident cases that involve special trucking laws, commercial trucking company policies, and special insurance company rules.
Additionally, if one of your loved ones died in the trucking accident, you should be sure that you are working with a personal injury lawyer that has experience dealing with wrongful death accident cases.
If you are looking for a law firm with experienced Las Vegas Truck Accident Lawyers, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today for a free case evaluation. Our phone number is (702) 857-6000. We offer Free Consultations. Our law office is located in Henderson, but we work with clients all over the Las Vegas, Nevada area — Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, the Las Vegas Strip, Southern Highlands, and Boulder City.