Nashville Truck Tire Blowout Lawyer
Truck Tire Blowout Accidents
Any time you drive on an interstate highway, you see the detritus everywhere: “road alligators” of the non-reptilian variety—detached treads from blown-out truck tires.
Every trucker has a duty and personal responsibility to conduct an inspection of the rig to make sure everything is in good order before going out on the road, following guidelines set by the Federal Department of Transportation. The mandatory inspection includes checking brakes, steering, load, mirrors, lights, reflectors, and tires.
When you consider that a loaded tractor-trailer truck often weighs around 80,000 pounds, it makes you realize just how important it is to have tires that are strong, safe, properly inflated, with minimal wear and good treads. Failing to check the tires before a long trip is taking a risk that a blowout will occur, and ignoring worn, defective, or underinflated tires is putting the driver and the public in danger. Tire blowouts, which can be easily prevented by routine inspection, are a leading cause of truck accidents on the highway and the cause of many injuries and deaths.
Problems with tires are east to detect when a driver is diligently performing a pre-trip inspection, but the reality is that many drivers can’t be bothered to take the time to check properly, in spite of the law requiring it.
Driving an 18-wheeler truck with unsafe tires is negligence, and any truck driver who does it or any trucking company that allows it needs to be held accountable.
Evidence of Tire Defects
Phillip Miller & Associates in Nashville, Tennessee is a personal injury law firm that represents injured victims of truck tire blowouts. Phillip Miller has earned national recognition as a Super Lawyer with the knowledge and skill, honed throughout his 30-year legal career, to handle the most complex and difficult cases. When you retain the Miller law firm to represent you, their first step will be to launch an investigation while evidence is still available. One of the first things your lawyer will do is look for evidence that tires were not inspected, that they had too many road miles on them, that they were worn or that treads were separating, that they were over- or under-inflated, or that the truck was overloaded and the weight caused excess stress on the tires.
The Miller Law Promise
Many people who have had the misfortune of being in a highway accident involving a large commercial truck have sustained severe, life-altering injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation, as well as great suffering, pain, disability, and diminished quality of life. The attorneys at Miller & Associates can’t promise you your health back, but we can promise that we will do everything the law allows to maximize your chance of getting a recovery that will allow you to pick up the pieces of your life and move on, knowing that you will have the means to get the care you need and to support your family through this difficult time.
Call Miller & Associates today to arrange a free, no-obligation case consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we’ll come to you. Tennessee has very tight limits on the amount of time you have to file your accident claim, so don’t delay. And don’t worry about the cost of hiring one of Nashville’s most experienced lawyers to represent you; we’ll take your serious accident case on a contingency fee basis, which means we’ll front all the expenses so you never have to pay anything until your case is settled. If we don’t win money for you, you owe us nothing.