Bald Tire Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Here to Help You if You Were Injured in an Accident Caused by a Car, Truck or SUV’s Bald Tires in Buffalo, New York and Beyond.
Bald tires, which can lead to tire blowouts, are some of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Tires are considered bald when one or more of their grooves reaches 2/32 of an inch deep. According to a recent study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 50% of the passenger vehicles inspected had at least one tire with half worn tread and another 10% had at least one bald tire.
Western New York is known to have slick and slippery roads, particularly during the winter months. Bald tires make dangerous road conditions like water, snow and ice, even more hazardous. The lack of tread on a bald tire results in an inability to push away water or grip the road when there is snow and ice—hindering the vehicle’s ability to brake promptly to avoid a collision.
While bald tires are prevalent among passenger vehicles, they are even more prevalent and more dangerous among large commercial trucks. Commercial trucks are usually driven more often than passenger vehicles, for greater distances and while carrying heavier loads. All of which hasten the wear and tear on the tires of the commercial truck. While bald tires can lead to terrible collisions with passenger vehicles, the impact of bald tire collisions involving commercial trucks is greater still. When the driver of a large commercial truck loses control and strikes surrounding vehicles or objects, the results can be far-reaching and catastrophic.
If you, or a loved one, suffered injuries from an accident caused by a car, truck or SUV’s bald tires, it is crucial that you discuss your case with a knowledgeable bald tire truck accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we will review the facts of your case thoroughly and fairly to determine if you may be eligible for compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, has recovered over $175 Million in damages for his clients. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York bald tire accident attorneys today at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation.
Bald tires have almost no tread. When there is little to no tread on a tire, the tire itself becomes thinner and increases the likelihood of a blowout. A tire blowout may startle the driver or cause the vehicle to pull to one side or another, often resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle and a collision. Even if the bald tire manages to avoid a blowout, it remains a hazardous condition which may increase the likelihood of a collision because of the vehicle’s reduced ability to grip the road, particularly in slick or slippery road conditions.
While bald tires can be incredibly dangerous on passenger vehicles, they become even more dangerous when they are affixed to commercial trucks. These tires are much larger and losing control of the large and heavy truck can cause devastating collisions and injuries. Commercial tires also wear down faster than passenger vehicle tires because commercial trucks carry heavy loads, at high speeds, for longer travel distances than passenger vehicles do.
Below are a number of factors that commonly lead to bald tires and tire blowouts:
- Aggressive driving;
- Alignment issues;
- Equipment failure;
- Extreme cold or hot weather;
- Failure to adequately or regularly inspect the tires;
- Overloaded trucks;
- Potholes or debris on the road; and
- Traveling at high speeds for long distances.
An experienced bald tire truck accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York understands that several factors can lead to a bald tire or tire blowout collision. Our lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, know what it takes to properly investigate motor vehicle accidents and make sure all negligent parties are held accountable for your injuries or loss. Call us today to schedule your free consultation with a highly qualified Buffalo, New York bald tire accident attorney at 716-839-3939.
WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT THAT RESULTED FROM A CAR, TRUCK OR SUV’S BALD TIRE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ.’S EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK SERIOUS INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Determining liability in bald tire collisions can be a complicated endeavor. Below are a few examples of parties that could be held liable for a collision that resulted from a bald tire:
- The driver of a car, truck or SUV: A driver may be held responsible for a bald tire accident that results from his or her failure to properly maintain the vehicle, have the vehicle and the tires regularly inspected, or to replace known bald tires.
- A trucking company: If a trucking company fails to properly inspect and maintain its fleet of vehicles, keep proper log books for tire inspections, replace bald tires, or requires drivers to drive trucks with known tire defects or excessively worn tires, it may be held responsible for an accident that results from its negligence.
- A tire manufacturer: If a tire manufacturer sold you a defective tire, in that it lacked appropriate tread or had another design flaw that resulted in the tire being unable to withstand the demands of its intended use, it may be liable for a resulting accident.
- A mechanic shop: If tires have apparent defects, such as excessively worn or uneven tread, bulging of the tire, cracking or deterioration, a mechanic shop may be responsible if they failed to identify the defect and an accident occurs.
The focused and committed Buffalo, New York bald tire accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service and to ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable for their negligence that led to your injuries. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation so we can determine whether you may be eligible for compensation and seek the justice you deserve. Having an aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer like Jed Dietrich, Esq. on your side will enable you to pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.
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