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The typical occurrence of a blown tire can cause serious vehicle accidents. When 18-wheelers are involved, the results may be catastrophic. Truck drivers regularly lose control of their trucks due to tire blowouts. Cargo from a swerving truck may be thrown into oncoming traffic or off the road, increasing the likelihood of collisions.
Jackknifing and rolling are two more outcomes of tire blowouts. The potential for injury increases dramatically when combustible or otherwise dangerous goods are transported in a truck.
If you've been hurt in a truck crash through no fault of your own and you suspect the cause was a tire blowout, contact an attorney right away. In the meantime, read below to learn more about how to move forward with a claim in the aftermath.
Because of the regulations overseeing companies and truck drivers, most of them are safe and competent behind the wheel. However, some drive recklessly, or factors outside their control, such as a tire blowout, may contribute to a crash.
Fault for a semi-truck accident in Texas is more difficult to place than in other vehicle accidents because there can be multiple parties that share fault. This can include:
If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler in the state of Texas, contact one of our Dallas truck accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm to learn about your options.
Liability in a trucking accident can often fall upon more than one party. Proving liability can be even more difficult with so many entities involved.
If negligence is involved, this must be proven. Everyone has a "duty of care" when driving, which means that we must all follow the rules given to us to keep others safe. If a driver or company has failed their duty of care, they can be charged with negligence. Moreover, the Texas statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the time of the accident, so victims must file as soon as they can.
Truck drivers and the companies they work with also have strict rules and regulations they must follow through the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). If any of these regulations are broken, it can be much easier to determine which party is liable for the injuries accrued.
Generally, an attorney has access to investigators and forensic professionals who can figure out what caused the tire blowout and who was at fault. An attorney can determine if carelessness was the consequence of:
At any given moment, truck tires are subjected to a pressure of about 75,000 lbs. The rubber suffers a lot of wear and tear from the extreme pressure, rendering it vulnerable to a blowout. A tire may explode if the pressure within it becomes too high.
The following factors may lead to a tire blowout:
After a truck accident, contact 911 immediately and help the police officer with their investigation. Be careful to notify the proper authorities if you suspect negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company.
You may be eligible for substantial compensation if you can show that the truck driver's negligence or breaches contributed to your collision. If you delay, evidence like electronic logbooks and dash cam recordings may be lost.
There are other lines of evidence that truck accident attorneys might pursue, regardless of the cause of the crash:
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident in Texas, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Our truck accident attorneys have decades of experience helping victims through their claims process. Contact the Rasansky Law Firm today at (214) 617-1886 or fill out the contact form on this page for a free consultation so that we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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