I was in an accident with a big rig because the truck’s tire blew out. Do I have a claim against the trucking company or the tire manufacturer?
It depends on the reason for the tire blowout. Tires can blow out for a couple reasons. For example, a truck driver can be the cause of the tire failure if he or she was speeding and driving above the maximum speed limits that the tires can handle. There have been many cases of tire blowouts and truck accidents that have occurred due to this reason. Typically, truck tires are made to handle speeds of up to 75 miles per hour; however, some truck drivers exceed these speeds or the speeds that their tires can handle.
Another reason for a tire blowout is a defect in manufacturing and design. If the tire failed when it was being driven at safe speeds and in normal conditions, there is a great chance it could have been a defective tire. However, tires can also fail due to road debris, such as glass and nails.
In order to determine who is liable for the truck crash in Florida that caused your damages, you should save as much evidence as possible and speak with an experienced accident attorney to help you determine if you have a valid case. If you would like to discuss your potential case further, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale accident attorney in a free consultation at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.