Tire Defects and Commercial Trucks

Strict safety regulations are imposed on American trucking companies and manufacturers in order to ensure the protection of all drivers and passengers on the road. Unfortunately, issues such as tire defects are sometimes overlooked and can lead to devastating accidents. Tire defects usually involve tread separation and a subsequent blowout, and can cause the drive of the 18-wheeler to lose control of his or her vehicle. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck tire defect, you may be eligible for financial compensation with the assistance of a qualified attorney.

Who’s Responsible?

Due to the extensive number of miles that trucks frequently travel, truck tires are supposed to be inspected regularly in order to catch potential defects before they cause wrecks and endanger lives. Parties responsible for the maintenance and quality of truck tires include the following:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The tire manufacturer

Ideally, truck tires are inspected thoroughly enough that every single defect can be caught and corrected before ever causing a problem. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The gaps in maintenance requirements and procedures leave too much room for faulty products to fall through, exposing you and your family to danger on the road.

Contact a Massachusetts Trucking Negligence Attorney

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we want to do what we can to protect every innocent driver and passenger by holding manufacturers and trucking companies responsible for the quality and performance of their products. If you have been injured as a result of defective truck tires, or any other type of trucking negligence, call us today at (617) 426-4488 to speak to a representative and learn more about our services.