Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck From a Tire Blowout
New Mexico Trucking Accident Attorneys Explain Liability in a Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck from a Tire Blowout
The most obvious thing about semi tractor trailers is that they have a lot of wheels—after all, they are called 18 wheelers for a reason. Some trucks have more wheels than that, depending on the type of vehicle and the cargo. These wheels are very important. The reason why there are so many wheels is to both help distribute weight of cargo evenly but to also allow for the truck to have several backups in case a tire fails. However, when a front tire blows out there is nothing to protect the truck from veering off course and into other lanes or oncoming traffic. This is a common cause of catastrophic and fatal injuries after an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck from a tire blowout.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys have built a law firm around representing victims who are catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed in egregious semi tractor trailer wrecks. One of the most egregious is when an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck from a tire blowout could have been prevented but results in catastrophic or fatal injuries. There are state and federal laws and regulations which apply to prevent this type of conduct from happening.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Regulations
Under the FMCSA, truck driver and trucking companies have strict obligations as it relates to equipment maintenance. Tires are one of the largest sections of federal regulations. These regulations apply no matter where the truck is from, is going to, or is currently traveling in. A commercial vehicle in New Mexico must comply with these regulations.
The pertinent FMCSA regulation is 49 CFR section 293.75 (a) which prohibits a truck driver or trucking company from driving a commercial vehicle such as an 18 wheeler when any tire or wheel on the truck has any of the following conditions:
- Has body ply or belt material exposed through the tread or sidewall
- Has any tread or sidewall separation
- Is flat or has an audible leak, or
- Has a cut to the extent that the ply or belt material is exposed.
Any truck or commercial vehicle that is driven and has any of these conditions present may be violating the FMCSA regulations. The violation of a regulation means that it could be evidence of negligence if someone is seriously injured or hurt in the collision.
Injured in a New Mexico Trucking Accident? We Can Help
An Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck from a tire blowout requires a special type of lawyer to handle. You cannot just rely on any personal injury lawyer or car accident lawyer. You need a trucking accident lawyer that has focused their career on these types of devastating trucking accidents. Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help victims and their families recover after a serious trucking accident due to the violation of federal regulations like section 293.75 (a).
If you or a loved one were injured by a tire blow accident, call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.