One Injured In Monroe Dump Truck Accident After Tire Burst
Monroe dump truck driver lost control of his vehicle due to a blown tire. This caused a truck accident that resulted in the injury of an occupant of a passenger-car. Friday morning was the day that the dump truck crossed a double yellow line and into the path of the passenger vehicle. After the collision, both vehicles left the roadway and went down an embankment.
Members of the Monroe Fire Department had to remove the passenger car’s occupant from the vehicle before it could be transported to Piedmont Athens. He sustained serious injuries. The truck driver of the dump truck was not injured. Investigations into the accident are ongoing. Choose the best truck accident lawyer in Atlanta.
Due to their size and weight, dump trucks are not as easy to maneuver as other large commercial vehicles. Tires can wear out prematurely due to the weight of these vehicles. Federal law requires commercial vehicle operators to inspect their vehicles daily to identify potential hazards and follow a maintenance program to replace worn parts.
Tire issues are responsible for approximately 33,000 accidents each year in the United States. A tire blowout can be caused by
· Overloading is a problem with dump trucks that are designed to carry heavy cargo on construction sites.
· Tires that are too low in pressure. Tires that are too low in pressure can cause their sidewalls to stretch more. This can lead to heat buildup and can cause them to blow. This is especially true if the vehicle is moving at high speeds.
· Tire treads that are too thin due to excessive wear.
· It can be difficult for tires to grip the road in wet conditions.
An experienced accident lawyer from 404-Hurt Law will help you to understand how to seek compensation for injuries sustained in an accident where someone else had a tire blowout. Contact us online or call 404–487–8529. For a free case evaluation