Tupelo Tire Blowout Accidents
When a commercial truck blows a tire, the driver may be unable to control their vehicle and end up crashing into one or several other vehicles. Collisions caused by tire blowouts can leave victims with significant injuries that may require immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a tire blowout accident caused by a truck, you should contact the Tupelo truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm consisting of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members. For more than 30 years, our firm has represented people injured throughout the South. Our unwavering commitment to our clients and their cases has resulted in us recovering damages in excess of $1.5 billion on behalf of those injured people and their families via jury verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Proving Liability for Tire Blowout Accidents
While a large truck, such as a delivery truck or tanker truck, blowing a tire can be dangerous no matter where you are, a tire blowout can be extremely dangerous when the tire of a commercial truck blows while traveling on an interstate. The danger is exacerbated by the higher speed limits of interstate highways. For example, the risk presented by a dump truck blowing a tire while going less than 10 miles per hour in your neighborhood would most likely pale in comparison to the possible danger of a tanker truck blowing a tire while driving 70 miles per hour along Interstate 22.
Improper inflation, tire delamination, poor maintenance, tire punctures, and use of refurbished tires are all causes of tire blowouts. If maintaining the tires was the truck driver’s responsibility, for example, you may be able to recover damages from the truck driver by establishing the defendant’s negligence. The same could be said if the trucking company failed to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. In Mississippi, you, the plaintiff, have the burden of proving that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result. The State of Mississippi also operates under the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, so you should retain an experienced truck wreck lawyer in the Tupelo area to defend you against possible accusations of comparative fault.
In Lee County, if you are found to be at fault by a jury for the accident, your recovery could be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you, and if you sustained significant injuries and losses, you need all of the economic and non-economic damages you can possibly get to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and other losses stemming from the collision. Legal representation can make or break a case, so it is important that you hire an attorney who is well versed in trucking litigation and has the knowledge needed to know how to hold the truck driver and the trucking company liable.
Hire an Experienced Tractor-Trailer Crash Attorney in Tupelo
Tire blowout accidents can leave victims with severe injuries that may permanently alter their ways of life. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we believe in pursuing the damages that make you whole and justly compensate you for your injuries, your pain and suffering, and your other losses. Contact our office by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation.