It could be either. From the description you gave, however, there is enough reason to suspect negligence and to begin an investigation.
Tires are essential to providing stability to an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer truck. One reason those vehicles have so many tires is so the driver will not lose control if a tire fails. However, a tire can fail with explosive force and fling debris into an adjacent traffic lane, triggering an accident in another vehicle.
Negligence is the legal principle that arises when a person fails to exercise the proper caution that a reasonable and prudent person would use in similar circumstances. Most trucking companies, knowing that tire reliability is essential to truck safety, insist on a regular inspection of a truck’s tires for wear or damage. Taking that as the baseline, we can see five possibilities:
If you sustained serious injuries or significant property damage as a result of a truck tire blowout accident in North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation. At a minimum, you will want your accident investigated by experienced Wilmington truck accident attorneys to see if you have a case.
Call Speaks Law Firm today at 980-237-6948 or toll-free at 877-593-4233 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a member of our legal team. Put us to work, and we will see that you get the maximum compensation available for your losses.
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