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Wheel Off Truck Accident

Top Rated Wheel Off Truck Accident Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

The top rated and elite Buffalo, New York wheel off truck accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight for the maximum compensation possible if you, or your loved one, were harmed in a truck accident caused by a wheel falling off of a truck.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, is led by the top rated and highly experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq. Our team will work closely with accident reconstructionists, automotive and other technical specialists to help you reach the best result possible for your injury. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals can review your case.

Depending on the size of the truck, a single truck wheel can weigh between 50 and 100 pounds. When one of these heavy wheels comes off while the large truck is in motion, tragic accidents can occur. A wheel that comes off of a truck can smash through the windshield of a passenger vehicle, severely injuring or even killing the occupants inside.

Wheels should not come off while a tractor-trailer, big rig, semi-truck or other vehicle is moving on the road. However, a wheel may come off of a commercial truck because of:

  1. Defective or incorrect parts;
  2. Improper vehicle maintenance;
  3. Failure to replace damaged or worn parts; and
  4. Improper torque on bolts or studs.

Depending on the cause of the broken wheel, the highly experienced Buffalo, New York wheel off truck accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can determine the best legal theory under which to pursue your legal rights. For example, if poor maintenance practices caused the broken wheel that resulted in your injuries, then a negligence lawsuit could be filed. On the other hand, if the wheel broke off because of the manufacturing of a faulty part, then a product liability lawsuit could be filed against the part manufacturer.

The experienced and elite team of Buffalo, New York truck accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that all possible claims are pursued on your behalf. If you suffered serious personal injuries by a wheel coming off a bus, truck, trailer or other vehicle, our attorneys will attempt to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, has successfully obtained over $150 Million in compensation for his clients. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

What Causes Wheel Off Truck Accidents? Mounting wheels

If the wheel bearings of a semi-truck or its trailer fail, the wheels can come off. But the most common reason is usually incorrect wheel installation. Incorrect wheel installation occurs when the lug nuts are installed with too much or too little torque.

  1. Too Much Torque: Using a thread lubricant when none is required, using air-powered impact wrenches or failure to use a torque wrench will over-tighten the lug nuts. If the lug nuts are properly torqued, it causes the studs to stretch, but they return to their normal size when the lug nut is detached. However, lug nuts that are too tight may extend the studs past their breaking point. The broken studs may allow the wheel to loosen and fly off.
  2. Too Little Torque: Using rusted or damaged threads, using a malfunctioning pneumatic wrench, failure to use a thread lubricant when it is necessary or failure to use a torque wrench can cause the lug nut to loosen—which loosens the wheel. This can put a significant amount of pressure on the threaded studs and break them, causing the wheel to fly off.

When a wheel comes off of a truck, it can lead to a horrific accident with vehicles trailing the truck. Accidents caused by a wheel coming off can result in a wrongful death or serious personal injury for another innocent user of the road.

After such an accident, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. A skilled and highly experienced personal injury lawyer like Jed Dietrich, Esq. can fight on your behalf to hold the at-fault parties liable for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

If you were injured by a wheel coming off of a vehicle, let Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his legal team of top rated wheel off truck accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York work for you while you focus on healing from your injuries. Call us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

WERE YOU INJURED IN A WHEEL OFF TRUCK ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Liability In Wheel Off Truck Accidents

There can be several possible defendants when a truck tire or wheel comes off and causes an accident on the road. They can include:

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  1. Truck Driver: If the truck driver failed to appropriately maintain the tires on the truck or do a proper inspection;
  2. Truck Owner: If the truck owner negligently fails to replace damaged or worn tires; or
  3. Tire Manufacturer: If there was a design flaw with the tires and their components or if the tires and their components were defectively manufactured.

If someone else’s negligence or carelessness was responsible for your injuries in a truck accident in Buffalo, New York, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. and its team of top rated Buffalo, New York wheel off truck accident lawyers can help you hold the responsible parties liable. Contact us now at 716-839-3939 so that Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and his team can start working to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your losses.

Common Injuries After A Wheel Off Truck Accident

Wheel off truck accidents are extremely dangerous for not only the truck driver, but also other drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians sharing the road. Some of the most common injuries after such an accident include neck, back and spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

Neck, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the neck, back and spinal cord often occur as a result of the forceful impact of an accident which moves the spine unnaturally. Human spines are fragile and can be easily misaligned and injured during any kind of accident.

Injuries to the neck or back can leave a person with lifelong pain that requires extensive medical treatment or even surgery to correct. Injuries to the spinal cord may result in total and permanent loss of mobility or sensation in areas below the damage. Spinal cord injuries may also require expensive surgical procedures, ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can occur when the accident victim sustains a strong blow to the head in an accident. Common symptoms and warning signs of a traumatic brain injury include severe and persistent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, disorientation, etc. Long-term effects may include chronic physical pain, memory loss, loss of mobility or difficulty with coordination and balance.

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating types of injuries a person can sustain after an accident. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury after a wheel off truck accident in Buffalo, New York or throughout New York State, you can call our top rated and highly experienced Buffalo, New York wheel off truck accident attorneys today to find out more about your legal rights and how we can help you. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

WERE YOU INJURED IN A WHEEL OFF TRUCK ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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