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Rolling Meadows Truck Tire Blowout Accident Lawyers

Des Plaines Tire Blowout Lawyers

Attorneys in Cook County, IL for Crashes Linked to Inadequate Tire Maintenance

Every day in Northern Illinois, thousands of commercial trucks traverse the region's roads and highways. Some of these trucks are bound for destinations in or around Greater Chicago, and others are passing through as they head toward other parts of the country. The vast majority of truck drivers make every effort to operate their trucks in a safe manner and to make sure that each part of the vehicle is in proper working order. Unfortunately, however, such is not always the case. Poor truck maintenance can result in equipment or parts failing at the worst possible time, including while the truck is operating at high speed. One of the common types of equipment failure is a tire blowout.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we realize that when a truck blows out a tire, the results can be extremely dangerous for those in other cars and trucks. A blowout is essentially a small explosion, and the debris causes damage to nearby vehicles-with motorcycles being especially vulnerable. A blown tire could also make the truck impossible for the driver to control. When a large truck causes an accident, it is usually the drivers and passengers in other vehicles who suffer the worst injuries. If you have suffered injuries in an incident involving the blowout of a truck tire, our skilled lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Do Truck Tires Blow Out?

A large number of truck tire blowouts are caused by an ongoing pattern of inadequate maintenance procedures or outright neglect. While a new tire that has been maintained properly could burst if the driver runs over an object in the roadway, truck tires are much more likely to experience a catastrophic failure, or blowout, as the result of:

  • Long-term wear and tear: A standard commercial truck weighs up to 40 tons when fully loaded and travels hundreds of thousands of miles in a given year. This combination of factors can wear out tires quickly. Truck tires need to be inspected before every trip and maintained regularly so that failures can be prevented;
  • Improper inflation: A truck driver looking to carry extra weight might add extra air to the tires, but overinflation places stress on the internal structure of the tire. Underinflation can also be a problem and may result from rapidly dropping temperatures, elevation changes, and slow leaks; or
  • Overloading: Truck companies and drivers may allow a truck to carry a larger or heavier load than what the equipment is built to handle in an effort to save money. Overloading a truck, however, could lead to tire blowouts, brake failures, and a variety of other equipment problems.

Putting the Pieces Together

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team have more than 60 years of combined personal injury experience. We realize that obtaining fair compensation after a large truck accident is likely to be difficult. An accident caused by a tire blowout could leave several parties liable for the injuries sustained, including the truck driver, the transport company, and the company responsible for maintaining the truck. If the tire itself was defective, the tire manufacturer could be partially responsible as well.

Our attorneys will fully investigate the circumstances of your accident so that we can figure out exactly what happened and who is to blame. Armed with that information, we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need to move forward.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about collecting damages for an accident related to a truck tire blowout, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free phone consultation and case review. Our firm represents victims in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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