Who Can I Hold Responsible For Tire Tread That Hit Me On The Highway And Caused Me To Crash My Motorcycle?
Sometimes large commercial vehicles have tire blowouts and pieces of their tires are left on the roadway or become airborne during the blowout. Sadly, motorcyclists may be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If tire tread becomes airborne and strikes a motorcyclist, it can cause a biker to lose control of his or her bike and crash.
There could be possible parties responsible for a Florida motorcycle crash of this nature, such as:
- Trucking company: It is the responsibility of the trucking company to make sure that their semis are being maintained and are in good condition before traveling thousands of miles. Additionally, a truck driver is supposed to check the tires regularly during a trip. If the trucking company or truck driver failed to keep the tires in good condition, they may be liable for the motorcycle accident.
- Tire manufacturer: When tires blowout, it could be the fault of the manufacturer. Maybe the tire was not designed properly, or the tire could have been made with defective materials that caused the blowout. If the tire is found to be defective, the manufacturer could be held liable for the crash.
Pieces of tires can pelt motorcyclists and cause them to crash and suffer serious injuries. If you have been a victim of a tire tread-related accident, you may have rights to pursue compensation against one of the possible responsible parties listed above. It is important to preserve the tire and get the tire inspected to determine the cause of the blowout.
For help pursuing your case, contact a South Florida accident attorney for a free consultation at the Law Office of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334.