There are several issues that can arise with a semi-truck, including problems
with the tires. Much like tires for passenger vehicles, the semi-truck
tires must be properly maintained and safe. If not, they can cause an
accident. At Domina Law Group, our Omaha truck accident lawyers understand
the potential dangers when there are issues with semi-truck tires. Unfortunately,
if something goes wrong with the tires while the semi-truck is moving
at high speeds, it can result in a serious
truck accident that may cause catastrophic injuries.
Our firm is dedicated to making sure individuals understand the dangers
of tire failure or tire defect. We know what kind of damages can result
from a semi-truck accident so it is important to make sure tires are safe.
Unfortunately, there are some parties in the commercial tire industry who
believe that retreading a tire can be adequate enough measures to make
the tire safe again. This is usually done when the original tread wears
down on the tire. However, retread tires are not free of problems and
the tread can separate when the adhesive fails. This can cause a tire
blowout and the truck can lose control, causing a serious accident.
Overheating can cause multiple issues with your tires on your semi-truck.
They can develop a greasy feeling or the tire pressure can be affected.
This can potentially cause a blowout as well or leave you with little
to no traction when stopping your truck. Sometimes, overheated tires can
reach temperatures hot enough so that the tire can’t be touched.
Improper Tire Pressure
The truck should have the proper tire pressure for traveling. When the
tire pressure is too low or too high, there is a possibility your tire
can overheat or that it could blowout. A tire that has a high pressure
level may have an issue with the adhesion of the tread. This may cause
the tire to fail as well.
The trucking company and the truck drivers are expected to make sure all
parts on a truck are safe. Any problems can result in harm to the driver
or any other individuals driving near the truck. When a tire defect occurs
and causes a blowout or some other issue and an injury results because
of an accident, someone must be held liable. This could include the trucking
company or driver if they don’t inspect the tires, as well as the
manufacturer if they make a defective tire.
At Domina Law Group, our Nebraska truck accident attorneys work with clients
who have been seriously injured in a trucking accident. You can count
on us to advocate on your behalf and hold the liable party accountable
for their actions.
Call us today to discuss your potential claim.