When a Tire Blowout Causes an Albuquerque Trucking Accident, People Can be Hurt and These Victims Can Get Compensation
Large commercial trucks such as tankers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, flatbeds, and other trucks are very dangerous vehicles for several reasons. Their shear size and weight makes them very dangerous vehicles. On highways, this combination of size and weight coupled with fast speed give large commercial trucks significant momentum which can cause real damage. But in addition to their physical characteristics, large commercial trucks are also dangerous because they have many moving parts.
One of the obvious—and literal—moving parts are the tires. Some big rigs can have a lot of wheels and backup wheels. The tires may not always be routinely checks and maintained well. With so many parts, there is a great chance for there to be errors, mistakes, or for things to go wrong. One common thing that can go wrong is a tire blowout. This can cause damage in both the debris of the tire which launches out and hits other vehicles. But this can also cause the large commercial truck to lose control or not be able to stop, causing another very dangerous hazard on the roadway. Both situations can cause serious trucking accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Albuquerque trucking accident caused by a tire blowout, call the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We have the experienced necessary handling trucking accident cases throughout New Mexico to know how to do a thorough investigation of the trucking company and truck driver, as well as the trucking accident. We will fight hard to determine whether the trucking company and truck driver properly performed tire maintenance and inspections, and whether they were negligent in allowing that truck on the road. Call us today to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation.
Causes of Tire Blowouts in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents
When a tire blowout occurs in an Albuquerque trucking accident, there can be two different types of accident. The first is the debris from the tire. Most people do not realize, trucking tires are massive, thick, and very heavy. Even small pieces of tire debris can be heavy another to break through a windshield and serious injury or kill a vehicle occupant. This pieces can be exploded off the tire and literally launched at other cars causing damage. Or these pieces could have exploded and then scattered across the roadway when another vehicle runs over the debris and launching it at another vehicle.
Another cause of Albuquerque trucking accidents in tire blowouts if when the large commercial truck loses a trie or several tires and is unable to keep control. Sometimes this can result in the loss of control for a vehicle which ends up making it very difficult to maintain in a lane and away for other hazards. On a highway going 65 MPH or more, this can turn a tractor trailer into an unguided missile. A tire blowout can also cause a truck to be unable to stop or slow down, which is also very dangerous and cause result in very serious personal injuries.
Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Caused by Tire Blowouts are Very Dangerous
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.