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Tire Blowouts Lead to Serious Oklahoma Truck Accidents

By Car Accident Help on January 30, 2017

tire-blowoutIt’s not uncommon to see the aftermath of a tire blowout on the highway and drivers doing their best to avoid running over fragments of rubber that was left strewn across the road. Tire blowouts are a scary and dangerous experience, not just for the driver of the vehicle affected, but also for other motorists who happen to be nearby when it happens. This is especially true in the case of big trucks that have tire blowouts. Driving alongside big trucks is generally intimidating enough without adding exploding tires to the circumstances. The combination of flying rubber pieces, possible hazardous cargo, and the potential for an out-of-control truck that weighs a great deal to topple over can make for an extremely perilous situation. Unfortunately, the motorists in passenger vehicles who are traveling close by instantly find themselves at risk for serious injuries.

Because of the extensive damage that a tire blowout can cause, it’s critical for truck drivers to be vigilant about properly inspecting and maintaining their tires. Even with this knowledge, many drivers and trucking companies ignore signs of excessive tire wear, and as a result, blowouts remain a leading contributing factor in truck accidents. If you have been involved in an Oklahoma truck accident due to a tire blowout, it’s vital to speak to an experienced lawyer right away about your eligibility for compensation.

Consequences of Tire Blowouts

When a passenger vehicle is up against a truck that is several times its weight and size, the outcome is usually catastrophic. Not only is there the imminent danger of colliding with a swerving truck, but there are also other risks to consider when tire debris is scattered in the road. As drivers encounter rubber remains, the normal reaction is to veer away from it, which can easily lead to an accident. Those who aren’t able to miss driving over the jagged particles can also find themselves with a punctured tire that may cause a collision as well. The chain reaction that can occur from a tire blowout on a truck can affect numerous people and cause life-threatening injuries.

Common Causes of Tire Blowouts

It may be necessary to prove what caused a tire to explode in a truck accident case. There are many different reasons a tire blowout might occur, including:

  • Improper tire inflation
  • Poor road conditions
  • Defective tires
  • Tread separation
  • Insufficient maintenance
  • Overloaded trailer

The Oklahoma truck tire blowout accident attorneys at Car Accident Help have handled a significant number of truck accident cases and are always dedicated to providing high quality legal representation. They will increase your chances of receiving a maximum award settlement for your injuries so you can pay your medical and other expenses without concern. Call us today at (405) 285-4357.

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