If you have been in an accident involving a commercial truck, the truck accident lawyers at Wittmer|Linehan can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you are injured as a result of a trucking accident, a negligent driver or trucking company can be held responsible for damages. A truck driver or trucking company may be negligent if they fail to follow certain regulations imposed on commercial trucks. If this negligence causes an accident, an experienced trucking accident attorney can help you recover compensation for medical expenses and other damages. The truck accident lawyers at Wittmer|Linehan will strive to provide you with personalized legal services from your first visit to the office through the resolution of your case. Our trucking accident injury attorneys are not afraid to take your case to trial if deemed necessary and appropriate to maximize your recovery.
Often, tire blowouts on commercial trucks are responsible for causing catastrophic accidents. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets forth several regulations for commercial trucks, including guidelines on tire safety. Trucking companies are required to maintain safe tires on their trucks. Tires must be visually inspected to ensure that they comply with safety standards, including but not limited to no tread separation, no leaks or cuts that expose tread, as well as making sure that there is no belt material exposed through the sidewall. Truck drivers are required to visually inspect their truck’s tires before every trip to ensure compliance. Moreover, truck drivers are required to keep their truck’s tires at the proper inflation. When a truck tire is improperly inflated, there is a greater risk for a blowout than when they are inflated pursuant to manufacturer specifications.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires a tread groove of at least 4/32 of an inch on front tires. Likewise, the back tires of commercial trucks are required to have a tread measurement of at least 2/32 of an inch. If either the front or back tires of a commercial truck have less than the required tread, they are considered bald and can pose a hazard on roadways. Bald tires are more vulnerable to blowouts than tires meeting the specifications imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. An experienced truck accident personal injury attorney will know the specific rules governing the commercial trucking industry and will use these rules to assist you in your claim for damages.
The knowledgeable truck accident attorneys at Wittmer|Linehan have extensive knowledge of the Federal and Florida rules that govern the commercial trucking industry. A truck driver or trucking company can be held liable if they fail to check or maintain their tires in accordance with these rules. If you are involved in an accident that is due to someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal assistance. You will need to prove that the truck driver or trucking company was negligent and that this negligence was the cause of your injuries. Negligence in accidents involving commercial trucks can be complicated and difficult to prove, however, the experienced trucking accident injury lawyers at Wittmer|Linehan can help you get the results you deserve.