July 27, 2012
We’ve all seen them while driving on the highways — pieces of tire fragments that have peeled away from other vehicles. In most instances, this debris is caused by tire separation on big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers.
This tire debris can be extremely hazardous, both during the time of tire seperation and as the debris sits on the road. Commercial trucking companies have an obligation to protect the safety of their drivers and other passenger vehicles, and tire safety plays a big role in this responsibility. Quality tires are a must for all vehicles, but unfortunately, in an attempt to save money, some trucking companies may use tires that are outdated or not considered safe for the road.
Federal laws require trucks to be properly maintained and serviced and this includes ensuring that all tires are in satisfactory condition.
If you have been involved in an accident involving road debris from a truck, there may have been a failure to adhere to proper safety standards, as outlined by the USDOT. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure the collection of proper evidence to build a case on your behalf.
Brad Pistotnik of The Truck Accident Lawyer Group has over 30 years experience in personal injury litigation, particularly in the area of trucking-related accidents. Mr. Pistotnik and our team of attorneys aggressively defend the rights of truck accident victims who have been involved in accidents due to the negligence of others.
For a free and personal consultation, please contact our office by calling us toll free, or by entering your information on the right hand side of this page. An experienced legal professional will contact you right away regarding your case.