Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucking Accidents Resulting from Tire Blowouts
When a tire blowout happens on a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic. A trucker can quickly lose control when a tire blowout occurs. Moreover, large pieces of rubber spewing on highways put other motorists at risk of being involved in a serious truck accident. Unfortunately, blowouts are all too common on highways across the U.S. resulting in numerous critical accidents causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
Maryland truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. are dedicated to helping injured victims of trucking accidents throughout Maryland. We are zealous advocates for our clients committed to pursuing all entitled compensation from trucking companies and any other liable parties. We will investigate your case to determine who is responsible for your accident and who can be held accountable for your damages.
Causes of Tire Blowouts on Commercial Vehicles
A number of different factors can cause a tire blowout on a big rig. Oftentimes, a truck driver can be held responsible for the accident if the blowout was a result of their negligence. Driver error resulting in a tire blowout wreck can include drowsy driving or distracted driving behaviors. Moreover, a trucker must show that they responded appropriately to the tire blowout in an attempt to avoid a collision.
At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your truck accident to identify all liable parties which may include manufacturers, installers, loading crew, maintenance team, oversight and transportation, in addition to the commercial driver.
Following are examples of situations that can result in tire failure:
- A defective tire was supplied or installed by the manufacturer.
- A tractor trailer is overloaded resulting in a tire blowout.
- The make and model of the commercial vehicle is prone to crashes caused by tire blowouts.
- The trucking company failed to maintain, repair or replace a commercial vehicle’s tires.
- Tires were under-inflated by the maintenance crew causing heat to build up and blowout the tire.
- Over-pressurization of the tire by maintenance crew.
Determining Fault in Truck Accidents
In many instance, the truck driver is not the only party who can be held liable in the event of a truck accident. Truckers are responsible for maintaining their vehicles and driving as safely as a reasonable person would. If a driver exhibits any type of negligent behavior, they can be held accountable for damages incurred from the accident. However, some factors that contribute to a truck accident are out of the control of the driver.
For example, if a big rig was inspected by a professional who should have noticed a product defect in the tire but failed to do so, that party could be held liable for the truck accident. Furthermore, if a defect was found but not properly repaired, liability could also exist. Improper installation of a tire can also be proven as negligent behavior and installers can be held legally responsible in the event of a truck accident. Manufacturers that produce defective tires, or tires that are dangerously designed, can be held liable for tire blowout truck accidents.
Our Baltimore truck accident lawyers have the insight, experience and skill to guide you through the process. We will thoroughly investigate all facets of your accident to identify fault for your wreck to include photographing the accident scene, assessing all evidence, consulting with crash experts, accessing the truck’s black box recorder data and exploring any possible tire defects that resulted in the big rig’s blowout.
Baltimoe Truck Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Truck Accident Victims Recover Damages for Their Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to a tire blowout, call Maryland trucking accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free and you can contact our offices 24-hours per day via our hotline reserved for accident victims. Don’t delay – let our experienced truck accident lawyers fight for you.