What Is Tire Separation?
Despite danger of serious accidents caused by blowouts, trucking companies and truckers commonly retread a worn out tire instead of replacing it because commercial truck tires are expensive.
Retreading is the main cause of blowouts for big trucks. Retreading means to put new tread on an old tire and continue to use that tire. This dangerous practice has been outlawed in some states but remains legal in others. Retreading will continue to be legal until the accident toll rises to the point where the federal government steps in and bans the practice.
Other Causes of Commercial Trucking Tire Blowouts
Other causes of blowouts include:
- poor inspection/no inspection,
- underinflating tires,
- overinflating tires,
- truck overloading,
- poor road conditions,
and a multitude of other reasons. Some of the causes are beyond anybody’s control, but many could have been prevented.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recalls
The NHTSA issues recalls on defective tires, but it is the truck owner’s responsibility to go online regularly and check the list of recalled tires posted on the NHTSA website. If a trucker or trucking company chooses to ignore NHTSA tire recalls, that trucker or company is negligent and hence liable for injuries and damages if a blowout accident results.
If a trucker or company chooses to cut corners where safety issues are concerned, they are endangering everybody on the road. At Isaacs & Isaacs, we realize that one way to force the trucking industry to take responsibility for the injuries and deaths caused by these terrible accidents is to make it far more expensive to ignore safe trucking practices.
If You Are a Victim Of a Truck Tire Blowout Call Isaacs & Isaacs Now
We believe many of these terrible accidents can be prevented with better safety practices and more accountability. Help us to hold trucking companies and truckers accountable. We promise that we will do our best to find out what really happened and to get you the money you deserve and need to recover.
You do not have to pay us anything to enlist our help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t get you your money, we don’t get paid.
We are on call day and night to respond before:
- Evidence disappears
- Witnesses forget what they saw
- The deadline for filing your case or claim expires
The sooner you contact us after your accident, the faster we can begin to investigate the tire blowout cause and determine who is liable. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit and demand production of company records that will show how often safety inspections were conducted. We will subpoena employees to find out whether somebody checked the NHTSA tire recall list regularly. We will also review driver logs and the black box recording on the truck.
Call 800-800-888 or fill out our online form to speak with an experienced and dedicated truck accident attorney now. We are here for you.