Providence Tire Blowout Accident Attorneys
Properly mounting and maintaining tires on a motor vehicle is an important responsibility that can prevent tragic accidents resulting in serious injuries or death. Our experienced team of Providence tire blowout lawyers has seen many cases in which the negligent party did not fulfill their responsibilities to care for their vehicles adequately. In these cases, you have the right to fight for fair compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. For over 50 years, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. have been the preferred law firm for severely injured victims and their families in Rhode Island. We have spent decades establishing a special focus in personal injury cases involving truck accidents. Our board-certified legal advocates have continuously earned the title of Rhode Island Super Lawyers.
The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., Ronald Resmini, brings his more than 40 years of experience to the table, both to the benefit of his firm and his clients. Our law firm has written the book on personal injury law, with over 20 publications and thousands of cases won. We are confident in our ability to resolve your case and recover compensation after your accident.
We have been serving our community for decades, and as a family run law firm, we know the importance of supporting the innocent reclaim their right to health and recovery after an unexpected accident. We work closely with community leaders to better all of Rhode Island and give back to the clients we love to work with. Give us a call right away or request a free consultation and speak with a qualified legal representative of our team. In these types of cases, you should consult with an attorney quickly. The speed at which you contact an attorney can determine the outcome of your case. You will not owe a cent of payment until we win your case, so don’t waste any more time—give us a call today.
Common Causes of Blowout Accidents
Tire blowout or failure occurs when the tube or outer casing of a tire suddenly releases air, causing the tire to become deflated. When this occurs on a tractor-trailer truck, the driver is unable to steer and may lose control of the vehicle, veering off course into opposing traffic. A tire blowout can even be so severe that it causes the tractor-trailer to turn and skid on its side, creating a total loss of control in operation of the vehicle. The types of accidents caused by tire blowouts can be catastrophic.
To avoid blowouts and protect the well-being of other drivers on the road, tractor-trailer drivers must keep their massive vehicles in a safe operating condition at all times. The importance of safe operating conditions is particularly prevalent in the case of tractor-trailers because they are loaded with large amounts of cargo. If a loaded tractor-trailer proceeds on the highway with defective tires that ultimately blowout, the tractor-trailer driver and the transportation company in charge of that driver should be responsible for any injuries caused by the resulting accident. It is even possible that the tire itself may be defective.
Even though every motor vehicle accident is different, there are some common factors among tractor-trailer tire blowout incidents. Accidents that result from tire blowouts can often be linked to one of the following factors:
- Careless and reckless operation of the tractor-trailer truck
- Deliberate overloading of the tractor-trailer
- Negligent use of a very worn, weak, and dangerous tire that should have replaced
- Traveling at a high rate of speed for an extended period
- Defective manufacturing, marketing, installation, or inspection of a tire
If the tire itself is defective, we have found that the defects are often caused by poor tread splices, insufficient bonding, and crooked belts on belted tires. When these defects are present, it may be that they are undetectable by the tractor-trailer driver or the driver’s commercial employer. In these cases, the liability lies with the company that manufactured, marketed, and sold the defective product.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Truck Accident Involving a Tire Blowout?
One of the leading causes of major tractor-trailer accidents is tire blowouts. This can be an extremely dangerous situation, causing a driver to lose control or potentially roll over and crush cars in its vicinity. After an accident caused by a tire blowout, there are typically many questions that follow. It can be challenging to determine who is at fault and how to go about proving negligence to win your case; however, with our help, you won’t have to fight that battle alone.
As the victim of a tire blowout-caused accident, you may hold the rights to compensation to cover some of the costs you’ve acquired from injuries. However, without an attorney, many insurance companies will seek to settle for as little as a third of what you could get.
With us in your corner, you will be relieved of the weight that comes with figuring out the legal system and what you are entitled to as the victim. The legal process can be challenging and complicated. Let us handle everything from the paperwork to communication with the insurance company. We won’t charge a cent unless we win your case.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. to Handle My Case?
If you need a lawyer in Rhode Island, we understand you have a variety of options when it comes to selecting who will be the most aggressive and successful in the courtroom. Choosing the most compatible lawyer may greatly influence the outcome of your case. When there’s an accident between a large commercial truck and a car, the car and its passengers are at significant risk for injury, or even worse, death. Here are some reasons why we believe we are different from the rest:
With six practicing attorneys on our team, we have the longevity and bandwidth to win your case. We are well-versed in 28 practice areas, and truck accidents are at the top of that list. When you have been injured in an accident caused by a tire blowout, the personal injury lawyers on our team are here to back you up.
Our outstanding team — The Providence truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.—have earned national acknowledgment for our work on behalf of injured victims. Each one of our accomplished partners has received accolades that illustrate our success on behalf of our clients.
We don’t stop short of utilizing every possible resource to build the most compelling case, including experts in the medical field who add important perspective when it comes to detailing your injuries caused by a negligent driver. Give us a call today to discuss how we will build a personalized case just for you. Chat live, fill out our email form, or call (401) 751-8855 to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is estimated that tire blowouts cause over 12,000 truck accidents per year. We understand you likely have many questions during this time. Take a look at the top three most frequently asked questions when it comes to tire blowouts in a truck accident:
Who can be sued for a blowout?
There are a number of people who may be responsible. The company may have failed to inspect the vehicle, or maintain it; the manufacturer may have not properly installed it; the maker of the tire may have failed to make a good product. Determining who is at fault in these cases takes quite a bit of legwork, and fortunately our attorneys have a track record of winning cases just like yours. With our combined experience and our strategic approach to bringing in experts to help with your case, we are confident our outcomes are incomparable.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney when I’ve experienced an accident with a large commercial truck due to a tire blowout?
Each case’s cost will vary; however, rest assured that we don’t charge anything until we win your case. Unless we achieve the results mutually agreed upon, you don’t owe our firm a dime.
How are truck accidents different than regular automobile accidents?
Given the size of a large truck, the primary differentiating factor in a truck accident is the amount of physical impact the vehicle will have with anything in its range of destruction. Secondly, drivers and trucking companies are held to a completely different set of state and federal regulations. Our team at the Law Offices of Attorney Ronald Resmini has been studying these regulations and rules for years and is up-to-date on changes that may affect your ability to recover compensation.
I was the passenger in a tractor-trailer when the vehicle’s tire suddenly deflated. Can I recover damages for injuries sustained because of this blowout?
Tractor-trailer passengers that sustain injuries because of an accident caused by a tire blowout can recover damages from whichever party is responsible for the blowout. The responsible party can include the driver, the trucking company, or even the manufacturer of the tire. In fact, passenger blowout cases are the most common type of blowout lawsuit.
I was hit by debris coming from a tractor-trailer tire blowout. Can I recover damages for injuries sustained because of this blowout?
Tire blowout cases are not limited to the accidents that result when a tractor-trailer loses control. The force of the initial blowout may shoot rubber, stones, or other debris at construction workers or other innocent parties on the side of the roadway. The flying objects may be moving at a very high rate of speed and can seriously injure these people. While these injuries may not have resulted from a collision, the bystanders may still be eligible to recover damages from the parties responsible for the tire blowout.
What compensation may I be owed for my injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a tire blowout, you could be owed significant compensation for your injuries, damage to your property, and expenses associated with the crash. Injured individuals might be able to secure compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, and ongoing visits to the doctor. You might also be owed money for wages you lost from the time you were forced to miss from work. You may also be owed money for repairing or replacing your car, or compensation for your pain and suffering.
Truck Accident Statistics in Rhode Island
According to The Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016. With over 279,000 miles traveled by large trucks in 2015, the risk of an accident involving a tire blowout increases. NHTSA also tells us that in 2016, 4,317 lives were lost, and in 2015, 116,000 people were injured in large truck accidents. Rhode Island’s strategic highway safety plan is in accordance with national efforts to reduce highway deaths by 50% by 2030. The SHSP is a data-driven, strategic approach to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Rhode Island’s roadways, and is a collaborative effort among all the safety stakeholders, including Federal, state, local, and private partners. Since 2006, fatalities have dropped 17 percent. Even with this important progress, there are still many risks when it comes to driving on our highways today. When it comes to large commercial trucks and the potential for disasters like tire blowouts, knowing your rights and resources is key. Give us a call today to talk with one of our family team members—we are here to help you.
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. Will Fight for You
The Providence personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. have called Rhode Island home for most of our lives. Our line of work was chosen exclusively to make our community a safer place. Our family, friends, and loved ones all live and work here as well, so we feel personally connected to fighting for the justice victims receive after being injured in an unexpected accident. It could be any of us, and when it’s you, you should not have to face the long road ahead alone. When you’re unable to work due to a serious accident, we understand the anxiety and the pain you may experience. Providing for your family becomes even more overwhelming, and when you are under this kind of pressure, recovering can seem impossible. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with someone else doing the hard work for you, and that is what we are here for.
If you have been injured in an accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact the Providence personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. today for a free consultation. Chat live, fill out our email form, or call (401) 751-8855 today.