Connecticut Truck Accidents: Exploding Tires & Debris
It’s an all too common site along Connecticut’s Interstate highways: frayed tire debris. You can see it on the side of the road, and sometimes, right in the middle of lanes. Aside from truck driver error or a dangerous encounter, tire blowouts can cause Connecticut auto accidents. These large commercial trucks range anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. If one or more tires blow, it could be challenging for the driver to regain control.
Tires explode for a variety of reasons. They may not be properly inflated to handle the amount of weight they are hauling, improperly maintained/calibrated, overused/worn, or overheated from the haul.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to conduct a pre-trip inspection, but it is generally not their responsibility to perform regular maintenance.
Truck accidents can cause severe injuries and property damage to the truck and any surrounding passenger vehicles. If you were injured by a truck after one of its tires exploded, make sure to call us as soon as possible. Our experienced team of attorneys will work our hardest to protect you or your loved one’s long term interests.