Can Truck Tire Blowouts Cause Crashes?

Contact Our Albuquerque Truck Crash Lawyers at Buchanan Law Firm, LLC After a Tire Blowout Crash

Can Truck Tire Blowouts Cause Crashes?

Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in truck tire blowout crashes. Recently, two people were killed when a tire blew out from an Amazon tractor-trailer in a crash that drew a considerable amount of publicity. These crashes are extremely dangerous, and there is little chance you would walk away from one unscathed. Contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash. A truck tire blowout should never happen.

A tractor-trailer has 18 wheels, and every single one needs to operate safely. If even one tire suddenly malfunctions while the operator is driving the truck, it can result in a deadly crash. Truck tire blowout crashes are among the most serious because the driver will lose control of the truck without any warning or notice. These crashes often happen at high speed.

Truck tires are costly. Because of this, trucking companies want to get as much mileage as possible from their tires. These companies may take shortcuts by keeping tires on trucks when they are nearing the end of their useful life or even past it. Truck drivers are supposed to conduct a visual inspection of the truck before they begin each shift. In addition, the trucking company is legally obligated to only put roadworthy vehicles on the road. Truck drivers must also always inspect and maintain the truck’s tires. Unfortunately, truck drivers end up working on worn tires or those that may be defective.

Types of Crashes Caused by Tire Blowouts

The truck’s center of gravity will immediately shift after a tire blowout. The driver is most likely going to lose control of their vehicle. They may swerve out of their lane or not be able to stop, leading to the following types of crashes:

  • Jackknifes
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Rollovers
  • Head-on crashes

Even the most experienced truck driver can struggle to avoid a severe crash when there is a tire blowout. Based on the circumstances, they must make a split-second decision to pull their truck to safety. The driver should never jam on the brakes and slowly decelerate until they can pull their truck over to the side of the road. In most cases, the driver would not be able to control the truck and prevent a serious crash from happening.

Your Lawyer Will Investigate the Cause of the Crash

While you may be able to prove negligence based on what happened during the crash, it is very helpful to know that a tire blowout caused it. You could get even more financial compensation, especially when you can prove that the trucking company failed to take the necessary steps to maintain the vehicle. Your attorney would conduct a complete investigation of the crash, including potentially analyzing the tire. They may sue the trucking company if they fail to maintain the tires properly or the company that manufactured the tire if it was defective.

Contact Our Albuquerque Truck Crash Lawyers at Buchanan Law Firm, LLC After a Tire Blowout Crash

Our Albuquerque truck crash lawyers at Buchanan Law Firm, LLC can aggressively pursue financial compensation on your behalf if a semi-truck has injured you. Our experienced lawyers understand the unique factors involved in truck crashes, and we are ready to get to work for you. Call 505-900-3559 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we serve clients in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.

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