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Bald Tires and Blowout Truck Accidents

Commercial motor carriers and truck drivers must comply with federal regulations that require them to check tires before they get on the road and maintain an inspection log for their visual inspections. Truck tires must have sufficient tread because if they are bald, they are more likely to blow out and in turn cause a truck accident. These blow outs are sudden and can be catastrophic to all on the road, including the truck driver. Statistics show that tire problems on trucks cause thousands of crashes and hundreds of deaths on our roads. As Atlanta drivers know, our Georgia highways are strewn with rubber from tire blowouts, which are all-too common on our roads. When a truck tire blows out, due to baldness or other issues, the truck driver can lose control of the truck.

The Metro Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Scholle Law, led by our founder Charles Scholle, are experienced truck accident lawyers. Charles Scholle has earned the highest ratings possible from his peers, because his skill and expertise are well known in the legal community. The Scholle Law team put this to work for our clients in every case we handle. Our lawyers and legal professionals maintain the highest standards so that when you or a family member have suffered injury after a bald tire or blow out truck accident, we are here to help you recover and hold those responsible accountable for your injuries. Contacting Scholle Law is the first step to protecting your legal rights after a truck collision.

Federal regulations, which are also adopted in Georgia, require that trucks maintain their tires. Failure to do so can result in bald tires and blowouts that cause major truck accidents on our roads and highways. For example, trucks are not permitted to be operated on tires that have body ply or belt material exposed on the tread or sidewall, has tread or sidewall separation, an audible leak or have low tread. A truck should not carry a load that is greater than the tires on the truck are capable of safely carrying. Tires must also be properly inflated to operate safely.

Truck accidents such as blow outs around the Atlanta area are caused by many factors, but among these are poor maintenance, lack of inspection, allowing tires to become bald, tire manufacturing defects or excessive heat. Under-inflated or overloaded tires are also a major cause of a truck tire blow out. When the sidewalls of a truck tire are pushed to the max due to under-inflation or overloading, they can become very hot and then explode due to the weight they are carrying. When truck tires have not been properly maintained or inspected, the motor carrier and the driver can be held liable for injuries or death that occurs in a truck accident.

When a truck is unable to be controlled on the road after a blow out, the driver might travel into oncoming traffic or overturn. These vehicles carry so much weight and are so difficult to stop quickly, that a blow out that occurs at a high rate of speed can cause serious or fatal injury. It is the driver’s responsibility, as well as the company that owns or leases the truck if any, to ensure that the tires the truck is traveling on are safe for the roads.

Atlanta area bald tire and blow out truck accident lawyer Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team, will help you and your family recover after a truck accident. All responsible parties must be determined and held accountable for negligence or worse, in maintaining the truck involved in your truck crash. The federal and state regulations that protect Georgians from poor maintenance and inspection of trucks that travel on our roads and highways are important in such a legal case. These laws must be applied to the case involving your truck crash and Scholle Law will leave no law or regulation unturned and to hold all those responsible for your injuries accountable. Accident reconstruction experts might also be retained to support the factual basis for holding the motor carrier, tire manufacturer and/or the truck driver responsible for the truck crash.


Please contact Scholle Law or call toll-free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta 770-717-5100 to set up a free consultation with no obligation to discuss your bald tire and blow out truck accident.

Our office in Duluth is our main office and our law firm serves clients with additional convenient offices in the Perimeter, Decatur and Midtown. We represent bald tire and blow out truck accident victims throughout Atlanta and Georgia. Please call us for help.

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