Injured in a Tire-Related Truck Accident?

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Sometimes truck accidents aren’t caused by driver fatigue or reckless driving, but by something much less obvious: the truck’s tires. Many big-rig trucks travel great distances, which can lead to a great deal of wear and tear on truck tires. It is the responsibility of the trucking company to ensure that its trucks receive proper and regular maintenance, which includes tire maintenance. Failure to do so can be considered as a form of negligence in the eyes of the law.

Some truck accidents are caused by the following:

  • Worn tires
  • Badly manufactured tires
  • Tires with poor air pressure

If you were injured in a truck accident that you suspect was tire-related, turn to The Scarlett Law Group for immediate assistance. We can help you determine who should be held liable for your injuries and file an injury claim on your behalf. Filing an injury claim can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your injury-related costs.

Suspect your accident was tire-related? Call (415) 688-2176 for a free consultation!

Tire Load Ratings & Improper Loading

Adequate tires on heavy trucks are essential to assure the consistent and safe operation of heavy trucks, to prevent the need for emergency handling procedures due to tire blow-outs, and to minimize damage from wear and tear on roadways. Advocates support requirements to upgrade the quality and reliability of truck tires (e.g., carcass design and tread depth) to improve skid resistance, stopping performance and fuel efficiency per payload, to mitigate damage to highway pavement and to assure the optimal performance of antilock brake systems.

Tires, like most manufactured products, are designed to operate within a specific load; we call this tire load rating. On the sidewall of truck trucks tires is a rating for a single application and a dual tire rating (usually the drive wheels). Each rating is accompanied by an inflation pressure that, if used, will give the stated rating. This does not mean that this inflation pressure is correct for a given truck.

Trucks carrying loads greater than the maximum rating shown on the sidewall are at risk of a dangerous tire blowout that could result in serious injury or death. It is imperative for truck drivers to inspect their tires and properly load their vehicles before setting out on the road.

Protect Your Rights as an Injury Victim! The Scarlett Law Group Can Help

When a person has been injured due to negligence, he or she has the right to take legal action against the at-fault party. Our firm can help ensure that your rights as an injured victim remain protected. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured individuals in San Francisco, CA during our more than 25 years of experience. Our proven knowledge of personal injury law could make all the difference to the outcome of your case. Whether your matter is settled inside or outside of court, we will serve as your relentless advocate and guide.

Please don’t think twice about seeking our firm’s passionate legal representation today.

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