Jennings, Louisiana – Nicholas Istre was killed in a truck crash on East Racca Road on Sunday.
Authorities determined that Istre’s pickup truck experienced a tire blowout, leading to him losing control of the truck.
Istre was thrown from the truck and into a nearby field, where the truck struck him before coming to a stop.
Motorists killed in a crash caused by a tire failure deserve answers to what caused the blowout.
Contrary to the common belief that all tire failures result from driver error or roadway debris, many times, tires blow out due to factors beyond the driver’s control. When a tire fails because someone messed up, the family of the deceased deserves answers from the wrongdoer.
When I see a blowout lead to a complete loss of control, I am concerned the tire may have been defective. When a defective tire fails, it will often lose all treading, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Manufacturers know this and have a duty to the motoring public to produce tires that are safe. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
When a tire fails because it is defective, motorists injured or killed may have a right to hold the manufacturer responsible for the accident. This is known as product liability.
The injured party deserves answers. Trained professionals play an important role in investigating tire failures and determining the precise cause, whether it be a manufacturing defect, a substandard repair job, or another factor. Holding large corporations responsible for crashes caused by their mistakes is essential for promoting road safety and ensuring justice for victims.
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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