Blown tires are a leading cause of truck accidents involving large trucks, and these blowouts often result in serious accidents and injuries. If you have been hurt in a truck tire blowout accident, it is important to contact a truck accident lawyer immediately to pursue compensation from those responsible for your injury.
Possible at-Fault Parties in a Florida Truck Tire Blowout Accident
A truck tire blowout usually causes the driver to lose control of their vehicle. Tires can explode for a variety of reasons, but very often, a blowout is due to negligence. There can be multiple defendants in a truck tire blowout case—all potentially liable for the accident and your injuries. These include:
- The truck driver. The truck driver could be held liable for the accident if it can be proven that they were driving in a negligent manner. For example, a trucker should always attempt to avoid potholes because these can lead to tire blowouts. If the trucker wasn’t paying attention, didn’t see a pothole, or was speeding when they hit a pothole, they could be found negligent in the blowout accident.
- The trucking company. Liability for a truck tire blowout may fall on the trucking company because they are responsible for ensuring that all vehicles are properly maintained and inspected regularly according to federal regulations. If the trucking company has not followed through with proper maintenance on their vehicles, they may be liable for any damages caused by an accident due to their negligence. Additionally, if they have violated any safety regulations while transporting goods, such as exceeding weight limits or failing to secure cargo properly, this could also lead to liability claims against them.
- The tire manufacturer. If there is evidence to suggest an issue with the tires themselves—such as faulty materials or design defects—it is possible that the tire manufacturer could also be held liable for any damages caused by an accident involving a tire blowout.
Possible Injuries Caused by a Truck Tire Blowout
- Head, neck, or back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Facial lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Psychological trauma
How a Lawyer Can Help Your Florida Case
If you have been injured in a Florida truck accident due to a tire blowout caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation under Florida law. A truck accident attorney can review all aspects of your case, determine liability, and help you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
If you were injured in a truck tire blowout accident in Florida, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you navigate the legal process and help you receive fair compensation. There are never any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.