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Jackson Woods and Another Person Injured After Semi-truck Tire blowout on Interstate 5 in Lewis County, Washington


Lewis County, WA – Two people sustained injuries when the semi-truck they were in had a tire blowout. The incident happened on Saturday on Interstate 5.

According to reports, the semi-truck was traveling northbound when the left front tire ruptured, causing the truck to veer into the southbound lanes and strike another vehicle. The person in the other vehicle was unharmed.

One occupant was trapped and pinned inside the semi-truck.

The truck driver, Jackson Woods, and his passenger sustained injuries. Emergency personnel transported them to the hospital for treatment. Life Flight was requested due to the extent of the injuries.

No further details have been provided.

Truckers injured by defective tires must be compensated by the manufacturer

Truck accidents caused by defective tires are becoming increasingly common nationwide. Recently, we dealt with a case involving an over-the-road trucker traveling through Arizona. As he approached an overpass, his tire failed unexpectedly, causing him to lose control and plunge onto the road below. The resulting crash led to an explosion, killing an innocent man. We helped the surviving family prove that the trucker was entirely innocent and that the tire failed solely because it was defective. The manufacturer ultimately accepted responsibility and compensated the surviving family for the death of a beloved husband and father.

This is only one of many examples we are currently handling. We have helped clients recover compensation for defective steer axle tire failure crashes in many states, including South Carolina, Florida, California, Utah, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada. Having handled countless tire failure cases, we have found a repeated pattern of tire manufacturers trying to escape responsibility by blaming the truck driver and/or the trucking company. They blame the driver for not controlling the truck and the trucking company for not maintaining the tire.

This is ridiculous. Controlling a semi-truck after a sudden steer axle tire failure is not possible. And defective tires fail regardless of maintenance. At the end of the day, when a tire fails because it is defective, there is no one to blame but the manufacture.

Trained professionals should examine the tire involved in this incident to identify the reason for its failure. If defects are found to be the cause, the injured motorists deserve justice and compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

 

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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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

 

 

 

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