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Can I Sue If I’m Injured Due To a Tire Blowout?

Tire Blowouts are a great danger on the Road

The most common source of tire blowout is under pressurization of tires.  This is a well-documented and undisputable fact.  It is critical to repeatedly and frequently check tire pressure on commercial trucks, especially tracker trailer trucks.  Tracker Trailers are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  The DOT has regulations that require the proper measurements of tire pressure.  49 CFR 393.75.  Moreover, many tire manufacturers also have instructions or warnings for commercial tires.  They require frequent testing because tire pressure changes over time (tires can even lose air over time in storage), changes with changes in temperature, and changes depending on use.  Tracker Trailer tires must be fully inspected every 15,000 miles.

Without proper maintenance and inspection, Truck tires will blowout and cause a great danger to the traveling public.  Unfortunately, many people get hurt when they come in contact with a loose tire on the road or when they swerve to avoid the tire.

Should you suffer an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident with another car or truck, do not hesitate to call one of the experienced attorneys at Swartz & Lynch, LLP.  You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have incurred.

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