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When a car or light-duty truck experiences a tire blowout, the effects tend to be minimal. This isn’t the case with a damaged tire on a semi-truck or tractor-trailer. Due to the size of the tires, amount of tire pressure, and weight of these vehicles, 18-wheeler tire damage can have violent consequences. As soon as possible after a New York trucking accident caused by bad tires, contact tire blowout attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes to find out if you might have a claim for damages based on your injuries.
Fully-loaded tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. The tires carrying these massive vehicles must be very robust, holding a high amount of pressure. As a result, when a tire is punctured or experiences a blowout for other reasons, the sudden release of pressure can send portions of tire tread hurtling through the air and into the road. Tractor-trailer tire blowouts can cause accidents as a result of:
Both the driver of a truck as well as the company that owns the truck have a duty to perform regular maintenance on tires to ensure their safety and integrity. Should this inspection and maintenance fail to occur, carrier companies can be held liable for resulting tire failure. Tire inspection and maintenance should occur on a daily basis and should include:
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in New York, you may have a right to money damages for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Don’t let time limits on filing a claim for damages lapse before you have the opportunity to seek what you’re owed for your injuries. Contact the experienced, determined, and effective New York tire blowout attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for a consultation on your case, at 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.