Because of the number of tires a large, 18-wheeler has, ensuring the integrity of these tires becomes even more important. As tires are the only things separating the truck from the roadway, it’s important that they are safe and dependable. Unfortunately, sometimes manufacturers produce tires that are defective, and these defects can lead to serious car accidents that cause dangerous injuries.
When an 18-wheeler’s tire malfunctions, it can easily cause that truck to strike one or more other vehicles, leading to both the truck driver and the other drivers or even passersby to be seriously harmed. In these circumstances, victims of such an accident may not only be physically harmed, but may also sustain emotional and financial losses that can be crippling.
Like any other vehicle tire, truck tires are subject to the same defects that can cause accidents. Some of the most common tire defects that are seen on trucks’ tires include:
Each of these defects can be extremely dangerous, as they can cause a truck that weighs more and is larger than most other vehicles on the road to crash. When this happens, the wellbeing and safety of both the truck driver and anyone else in the area is endangered.
Sadly, truck accidents occur regularly because of tire defects. Our legal team at Habush & Rottier S.C. believes that tire manufacturers or other parties responsible for these defects should be held accountable for any repercussions such defects cause. Thus, if you’ve been involved in an accident that you believe was caused by a tire defect, call 800-242-2874 to discuss pursuing compensation.