Gadsden County, FL — A semi-truck traveling on Interstate 10 veered off the road and collided with a tree line after it experienced a tire blowout. The truck’s load toppled onto the shoulder after the impact.
According to reports, first responders had to cut through trees that obstructed the roadway and the truck to free the driver from the truck. The truck driver was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Thoughts on Steer Axle Tire Failures
Across the country, we are seeing the same tires from the same manufacturers failing. Many of these tire failures result from defects. We must hold these manufacturers responsible for allowing these dangerous, defective tires to make it on our roadways.
Truck drivers have a right to do their jobs safely. When manufacturers fail them by producing tires that fail due to a defect or structural flaw, truckers who suffer serious injuries have a right to hold the manufacturer responsible.
Tire incidents like this one require trained professionals to examine the tire in question to determine the exact cause of the tire failure. If it is indeed defective, then the manufacturer must answer to the person injured and should be held accountable for any harm caused.
If trained professionals determine the tire is not defective, then the responsible party (most likely the trucking company or service shop) needs to be held accountable. Sometimes, trucking companies fail to maintain or repair ailing tires properly. Sometimes, the cause lies in an improper installation.
Whatever the cause of the tire blowout, the injured man deserves answers and justice for his suffering.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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