The driver may be responsible for negligently maintaining their vehicle, but it may also be the truck company, manufacturer, retailer, or installer.
The sudden bursting or rupture of a tire while driving at high speeds. These are often caused by low tire pressure, a tire that is over-inflated, a manufacturing defect, or a tire that is old and worn.
If you’ve been harmed in a truck accident caused by a tire blowout, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence. Tires never blowout for no reason—they blowout when drivers do not inspect their tires or choose to drive with substandard equipment. If a truck driver was not to blame, then their tires may have been defectively manufactured or installed.
For years, Arnold & Itkin LLP has been helping truck accident victims understand that their injuries are not their fault. We believe you should not be left with the expenses of medical care, lost wages, emotional suffering, and more. Our work has helped the injured recover billions of dollars. We know how to hold trucking companies accountable.
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In many situations, the driver is often the one held responsible. You may have been injured in an accident caused by a driver whose vehicle endured a tire blowout due to their negligence. This may make them liable for any damages they caused.
The following are examples of situations where the driver could be liable:
If a truck driver or trucking company was negligent in their maintenance of a truck, they may be liable for an accident. Our firm can help hold them accountable.Learn More
The driver alone is not always the only party who can be held liable. While drivers are responsible for maintaining their vehicles and driving as a reasonable person would on the road, some incidents are out of their control. For example, if you took your vehicle in to be inspected by a professional who should have noticed a defect but failed to do so, that party could be held partially or fully liable. If they found a defect or damaged area and didn't fix it correctly, they could also be liable.
Others who can be held liable include manufacturers, installers, and sellers.
If an installer incorrectly installs a tire or installs the wrong type of tire, it could lead to a disastrous accident. This type of negligence may allow you to hold them accountable for any damages you suffered. Further, if a seller knew they were selling a defective or old tire, they may be held liable as well. Lastly, the manufacturers that create the tires are responsible if their tire is defective or dangerous in design and leads to a blowout. In each of these cases
If you or someone you love was involved in a crash linked to a tire blowout, you should not hesitate to contact our Houston truck accident firm as soon as possible. Liability is often highly complex in these cases and is rarely cut-and-dry. For example, depending on the circumstances, several different parties may ultimately be deemed liable.
To ensure your rights are protected throughout your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately.