Who Is Liable If a Truck Tire Blowout Caused My Accident?
Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Thus, if they cause an accident, serious injuries or death could result. Trucking companies and truckers are responsible to inspect the truck before departure to ensure all necessary components are safe and functional. If a tire blows out, and you are injured as a result, you may pursue compensation against a variety of parties.
You may file a claim against:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck maintenance provider
- The tire manufacturer
If the truck driver or trucking company failed to perform adequate inspection of the truck before the journey, they may be held liable in court. Some trucking companies use outside maintenance companies to service their trucks. If the maintenance crew failed to inspect the truck tires, or they performed improper maintenance and caused the blowout, they may be held liable for your injuries.
On the other hand, you may also be able to file a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer. If the tire was defective or poorly designed, the manufacturer must be held responsible your injuries. A thorough investigation is necessary to determine who is liable for the accident, and our firm can provide diligent representation for your case.
Call Our Philadelphia Truck Accident Lawyers Today at (888) 899-0652
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck wreck, our firm can help. We have guided numerous clients to successful settlements, and will provide personal assistance throughout the process. We can investigate the crash and help you pursue justice from those responsible.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial case evaluation.
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