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Truck Tire Blowouts

Injured? Call a Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Today at (312) 313-0202

Truck drivers need to make sure that their vehicles are in proper working order and ensure that parts will not suddenly fail in the middle of a journey. While keeping an eye on the mechanical parts is important, it’s just as important for drivers to inspect and maintain their tires – if one of their tires blows out on the road, they could lose control of their vehicle and cause a catastrophic accident. While tires are most likely to blow during the summer, that doesn’t stop them from requiring regular inspection and maintenance throughout the year. When truck drivers forget to maintain every part of their vehicle, it puts the lives of everyone else on the road at risk.

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At Power Rogers & Smith, our Chicago truck accident attorneys have fought to provide injured victims with the experienced legal representation in order to secure the compensation they need to cover any medical bills or damages they have incurred due to someone else’s wrongdoing. If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.

What Causes A Truck Tire To Blow?

Based on what tire manufacturers report when tire blowouts occur, some of the most common reasons for tire blow outs include:

  • Poor Road Conditions: The average truck driver covers anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 miles traveling each week, and more often than not the roads aren’t perfectly smooth – a lot of the time they’re covered with potholes, uneven surfaces, cracks, etc. This constant beating takes its toll, and wears out the tires to their eventual breaking point.
  • Wear and Tear: Truck tires are designed to carry 80,000-pound vehicles hundreds of thousands of miles over their lifespan, but when tired are not inspected, maintained and eventually replaced, a worn down tire could break and cause a serious crash.
  • Overloaded Vehicles: While federal law limits 18-wheelers to 80,000 pounds as a safety measure, some drivers and shipping companies overload their trucks in order to move more product and cut costs. When they choose to overload their vehicles, it puts increased stress on their vehicles and puts the lives of everyone on the road, including their own drivers, at risk.
  • Overinflated Tires: Some drivers increase the carrying capacity of their vehicles by inflating their tires towards the upper limit of what they can handle, but doing so puts added stress on the tire’s internal components – steel, composites, fabric, rubber, etc. If the tires are constantly left overinflated, they become more likely to fail and cause a catastrophic accident.
  • Underinflated Tires: Tire pressure drops in colder climates, or it can drop because the tire has a leak. If the driver neglects to inspect his tires for this issue, and if tires are left underinflated for too long, the tire can burst.

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Our Chicago truck accident lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith have provided clients the experienced and passionate legal representation in order to recover the compensation they need to secure the financial stability they deserve. Through our tireless efforts, we have recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and will continue to fight for each new client we accept. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our Chicago lawyers, or fill out our online form to start out with a free case evaluation today.

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

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    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

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    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Truck Accident Questions

  • What are the Most Common Causes of a Truck Accident?

    A: Many factors can cause truck accidents. Poor maintenance, improper loading of the truck, driving under the influence, and other legal violations are just a few of the most common causes of truck accidents.

  • Who Can Be Held Liable?

    A: In many truck accident cases, the trucking company may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Just like any personal injury case, though, truck accident lawsuits and claims involve many factors - so the best way to understand who is legally liable for your damages is by seeking legal guidance.

  • What Should I Look for When Hiring an Attorney?

    A: Experience is key. However, simply looking for an attorney with the most years of legal experience might not be enough. You should also look for counsel who has handled cases similar to yours in the past and will keep your best interests at the forefront of the case.