Tractor trailers are extremely hard on their tires. Because of this, serious accidents can occur.

Bad Truck Tires: A Likely Cause of Your Next Accident


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8/28/2015
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Shredded tires are a common sight along the sides of highways in Seattle. Many used to grace the wheels of tractor trailers, but became torn because of blow outs. Tire hazards such as these are not only common, but extremely dangerous for everyone on the road.

Why Are Tire Blow Outs Such a Problem?

When a tractor trailer tire fails, the driver often loses control of his vehicle, and then trouble will ensue. He may crash into others on the road or jackknife. The problem happens all too often, and innocent drivers like you are commonly affected. Tire blow outs often occur for the following reasons:

  • Tires are expensive. Truck tires are extremely costly.  Some can even run several hundred dollars apiece. For this reason, truckers will often drive on them even when they should be replaced. Traveling on worn or otherwise unhealthy tires can cause them to break apart.
  • Truckers drive faster than they should. Truck drivers speed for a variety of reasons, including strict schedules that allow no room for lateness. This kind of harsh use is often too much for a tire to endure, and after some time, they can become worn and shred.
  • Long trips are taxing. Truck drivers are known for having to spend hours upon hours on the road. Long driving stretches cause the tires to create heat that will eventually create damage. Unless the tires are replaced in a timely manner, they can rip apart and blow out.

Don’t Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of You

You’re already the victim of an accident; you shouldn’t also become a victim of the insurance company. An adjuster won’t give you the compensation you are entitled to, which means you could pay out of pocket for things you shouldn’t have to. The Andrew Kim Law Firm wants to help you receive what you deserve. Contact us today to learn how.



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