A Tire Blowout Can Prove Liability In A Truck Accident


If a commercial truck has a blowout, this can have a devastating effect that is likely to cause serious accidents and injuries due to its size and weight. To receive compensation for your injuries after you collide with a truck that has experienced a blowout, you will need to determine why this occurred.

The Installation of the Tire

To seek compensation for your injuries, you will need to determine why the blowout occurred in the first place. In some cases, this is the result of a manufacturer defect. Sometimes, even with a small flaw, the tire might explode because of the large weight of the truck. If this is the case, the manufacturer might be held responsible.

If the tire is not installed properly, this could cause the tire to not be correctly aligned. This can lead to too much stress being placed on one tire that might then experience a blowout. If this is the case, whoever was responsible for installing the tire will be responsible.

Truck Company Negligence

The owner of the commercial truck is responsible for making sure that the vehicle is properly maintained. The tire needs to be inspected to make sure that it does not have any cracks, rot, or wear. Tires that are not inflated properly can make the truck more difficult to control and can increase the odds that the truck will experience a blowout. 

Some trucks experience a blowout because they were overloaded. The added weight can cause the tires to fail, and the weight can also make the truck even harder to operate. However, even when the tires are properly inflated, the truck might experience a blowout due to poor driving habits such as the driver underestimating a turn and clipping a corner.

Negligence and Your Accident

Proving negligence is important because you will only be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you are able to prove that someone is responsible for your accident. Then you will be able to calculate the damages you have suffered, and you will be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

The insurance provider will often want to deny the liability of the driver so they can hold you partially responsible for the accident. However, when there is a tire blowout, this can often serve as substantial evidence that the truck driver was at fault for your accident due to a failure to properly maintain the tire.

Contact a truck accident law service near you to learn more.


2 December 2021

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