Florida Injury Lawyer: Tire Blowouts Cause Palm Beach Truck Accidents
Tire blowouts are a common cause of Palm Beach truck accidents, and these mechanical failures can cause fatal injuries. Tire failure can occur in semi-trucks and tractor-trailers due to improperly sized tires, use of defective tires or failure to properly maintain tires. Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to inspect their vehicles periodically, including the tires. If a truck driver fails to perform a pre-trip inspection and blows out a tire on the road, causing an accident, he or she may be held responsible for any injuries that occur.
Recalled or defective tires that cause blowouts may be the fault of manufacturers or the trucking company, if they knew of the defect. If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by a tire blowout, it is important to have an experience personal injury attorney on your side to find who is responsible for your injuries.
A Palm Beach truck accident recently killed a truck driver on I-95 in December when the front tire of a tanker blew out, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The septic tanker eventually hit a tree, causing the cabin of the truck to catch fire. The driver of the tanker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Truck drivers are responsible for the injuries they cause on the road if they are negligent or reckless behind the wheel or when preparing for their trips. Truck drivers often work long hours and are on the road for days at a time. Because of this, driver fatigue is a common factor in dangerous truck accidents. If you have been injured in a Florida truck accident, you deserve compensation and justice. Our Florida injury attorneys have been representing injured victims of truck accidents since 1979, and we are ready to help you. Call us today to schedule a consultation.