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Larimer County Tire Blowout Truck Accident Attorneys

Larimer County Tire Blowout Truck Accident Attorneys

Lawyers for Crashes Caused by Poorly Maintained Trucks in Ft. Collins, Greeley and Longmont

Every day, thousands of large trucks travel the highways of Northern Colorado. Some are headed to destinations in the region while others are just passing through on their way to somewhere else. Most truck drivers take care to operate their vehicles safely and to ensure that every part of the truck is properly maintained. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all trucks, and inadequate maintenance can lead to the failure of parts and equipment while a truck is moving at highway speeds. Tire blowouts are among the most common type of failure associated with improperly maintained trucks.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we understand that a truck tire blowout can be extremely dangerous to nearby vehicles. The debris from the blowout itself can cause damage to other cars and trucks on the road, but the sudden explosion could also cause the truck driver to lose control and crash. When a large truck crashes, it is often the occupants of the other involved vehicles who suffer the most. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck tire blowout, our experienced attorneys are ready to help you seek compensation.

Common Causes of Truck Tire Blowouts in Colorado

While it is possible for a brand new, properly maintained tire to blow upon running over a single piece of debris on the road, many blowouts are the result of a pattern of neglect and poor inspection and repair protocols. According to tire manufacturers, truck tires are more likely to fail when they are subject to:

  • Extensive wear and tear: A tractor-trailer combination can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which over the course of hundreds of thousands of miles can take a toll on the vehicle’s tires. Each tire must be inspected and maintained regularly to keep up with the wear and tear of the road;
  • Challenging road conditions: Very few roadways are predictably straight and smooth. Most are littered with potholes, cracks, and uneven pavement, all of which contribute to tires wearing out quickly;
  • Underinflation or overinflation: Some drivers will put extra air in the tires so that the truck can carry additional weight, but the added air causes more stress to the tire’s internal structure. Underinflation is also dangerous and can be caused by drops in temperature, changes in elevation, or slow leaks; and
  • Overloading: When a driver or trucking company allows a truck to be overloaded in an attempt to save time and money, the additional weight could cause the tires and other equipment to fail. Truck tires are designed with certain limits, and pushing those limits could have catastrophic results.

Protecting Your Rights after a Truck Accident

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we understand that recovering compensation after a truck accident can be challenging. If you have been involved in an accident related to a truck tire blowout, there could be several parties who share in the liability for your injuries. The driver, the trucking company, and the maintenance company, for example, could all be partly responsible, as could the manufacturer of the tire if the tire was defective. Our skilled attorneys will investigate your accident and determine what party or parties were at fault. From there, we will work to get you full compensation under the law.

Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 Today

As a small firm, we become personally invested in every case we take on. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can assist you with your tire blowout accident case. Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 to schedule your free consultation. Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. serves clients in Ft. Collins, Longmont, Greeley, Larimer County, Boulder County, and Weld County.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634|
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