PLANT CITY, Fla. — A crash involving an overturned semi-truck on Interstate 4 in Plant City resulted in two individuals sustaining minor injuries.
According to the preliminary investigation, three vehicles were traveling westbound on I-4 in the vicinity of Alexander Street when one vehicle, a sedan, experienced a tire failure.
The sedan maneuvered from the outside lane back to the inside lane, ultimately colliding with the right side of a tractor-trailer. The impact led to both the sedan and the tractor-trailer overturning.
Additionally, a third vehicle subsequently collided with the overturned sedan.
The sedan and tractor-trailer drivers sustained injuries due to the crash.
Did this tire fail because of a defect in the tire? If so, the manufacturer should be held financially responsible for the injuries suffered in this crash.
Many people will look at this crash and assume the driver of the sedan is at fault. That may be true, and I do not have any information that suggests otherwise. However, I have handled hundreds of accidents involving tire failures, and I have learned that tires do not fail unless someone messes up.
It is important to have the tire inspected to determine who messed up. Generally, it can be one of three parties: the motorists responsible for maintaining the tire, a tire service shop that recently installed or repaired the tire, or the manufacturer of the tire.
If the party responsible for the tire failing was a service shop or the manufacturer, they should be required to compensate both injured parties for the injuries they have suffered. We expect companies to do their jobs right. When they do not, they cannot escape liability simply because they were not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The motorists injured in this crash and others in the same situation can learn more about when tire shops and tire manufacturers are responsible for an accident on my website. Additionally, our firm has the expertise needed to investigate this accident and determine why the tire failed without upfront costs. If it turns out that this tire was defective or improperly repaired, the injured can bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoers and hold them financially responsible for their injuries.
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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