Tire BlowoutHouston Tire Blowout Accident Lawyer
Tire blowouts happen for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Overloaded vehicle;
- Impact damage;
- Unnoticed puncture;
- Underinflation; and
Some causes – such as weather or running over a sharp object that causes immediate damage – are uncontrollable. But others, such as the weight of the vehicle, underinflated tires, or failure to repair or replace a tire following impact, are completely under the driver’s control.
Failure to properly maintain tires is negligence and can result in the driver being held financially liable for any injuries his negligence caused.
Houston Tire Blowout Accidents
Houston is the hub of trucking activity in Texas, and with the legal weight limit for 18-wheelers set at 80,000 pounds – more if the truck is granted overweight or oversize permits – a tire blowout that results in a crash can cause serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury, a fractured or broken neck, and even death can result if you are involved in a truck accident.
At Baumgartner Law Firm, we understand the negative physical, financial and emotional impact that results when you or a loved one is seriously injured or killed in a Houston truck accident. Injuries sustained in a tire blowout accident can have long-lasting effects, such as:
- Medical bills;
- Loss of income;
- Painful physical and occupational rehabilitation;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Lifelong, debilitating pain
Our Houston truck accident lawyers have handled many cases involving injuries or wrongful death sustained in auto accidents caused by tire blowouts. If the tire blowout was caused by an overloaded truck, improper tire inflation, or if the tire had worn tires, the driver and/or the trucking company may be liable for damages on the theory of negligence.
A thorough truck accident investigation is needed after an accident with a defective tire.
Blown tires on a big rig often lead to a jackknife truck accident.
Texas Tire Failure Accident Lawyers
Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly examine all evidence, including the scene of the accident, police reports, crash expert reports, and vehicle maintenance records, to determine if the tire blowout was the result of negligence on the part of a company or vehicle owner or tire manufacturer.
Tire Blowout Accident Lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a tire blowout, you may be entitled to compensation. Our truck accident lawyers in Houston have more than 35 years of experience representing Houston victims injured in truck accidents. We will fight to recover the compensation for the injuries that you deserve.