Wheel Off Truck Accident

wheel off truck accident

Depending upon the size of the truck, a single wheel can easily weigh approximately 50 to 100 lbs. So when one of these heavy wheels comes off while the truck is in transit, tragedy can ensue. A wheel that has come off can crash through a windshield seriously injuring or killing occupants. Or, a driver who is trying to avoid the road hazard can swerve and become involved in a crash.

It goes without saying that wheels should not come off while a tractor-trailer or other vehicle is going down the road. But, in a lawsuit, the victim must show why the wheel came off and who is to blame. There can be multiple causes for a wheel coming off including:

  • Poor maintenance to replace aged or damaged parts
  • Defective parts
  • Incorrect parts
  • Improper torque on studs or bolts

The cause of the broken wheel will control what type of lawsuit should be filed. For instance, if the wheel came off because of a defective part, then a product liability lawsuit should be filed. If the broken wheel was the result of a poor maintenance, then a negligence lawsuit should be filed on your behalf. Our experienced team of truck lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that all viable claims are pursued on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a wheel coming off a truck, bus, trailer or other vehicle, one of our award-winning attorneys can help you and your family receive the compensatory damages and, if appropriate, punitive damages you deserve. We only get paid if we win. And unlike some lawyers, we advance all case expenses and never charge you interest for doing so.

If you would like to discuss your case in detail during a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787. If you are unable to come to our office, we will gladly come to your home, the hospital or other location of your choice.

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