It’s unfortunate, but large big rigs cause many drivers of smaller cars to crash. While some truck accidents in Florida occur as a result of a trucker’s aggressive maneuvers, other wrecks happen as a result of tire failure. When tires fail, the tires can blow and send pieces of tread flying through the air.
Because tires on big trucks are quite large, the pieces of tread that are sent through the air are also pretty large. As a result, these tire chunks sitting on the road are hazards to other drivers because they cause motorists to swerve. When drivers have to swerve to avoid an obstacle on the roadway, they can swerve into another car or off the side of the road and suffer serious injuries in a crash.
Not only do obstacles such as tire pieces laying on the road cause dangers for motorists, but they can also be dangerous as they are flying through the air following the blowout. For those motorists who are traveling next to a big rig when a truck has a tire blowout, they could be in serious danger. This is especially true for motorcyclists who are way more vulnerable.
Motorcyclists don’t have a steel box (like other motorists do) that protects them from the elements. This is why tire tread chunks can actually be very dangerous for motorcyclists, especially if they get hit by pieces flying through the air.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in South Florida as a result of a trucker’s negligence or a tire blowout, you may have a legal case against the truck driver or trucking company. Sometimes tire failure can be a result of truckers driving too fast on tires that aren’t designed for those speeds; however, other times tires are defective. If this is the case, you would have a claim against the tire manufacturer.
For help determining liability and your next steps following a truck accident injury, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation with a accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale.