Tire Blowout Accidents
Tire blowout accidents are sudden and may be somewhat unpredictable. They occur for a variety of reasons, including poor vehicle maintenance and negligent road repair on behalf of cities and other municipalities. If a tire blowout happens on a highway or while a driver is traveling at a high rate of speed, the accident that results is often severe because the affected vehicle skids out of control and collides with nearby objects, vehicles, or even pedestrians. If you have been hurt in an accident that resulted after a truck driver’s tire suffered a blowout, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Naples truck accident lawyers have counseled numerous South Florida residents who are pursuing compensation for their harm.Bring a Negligence Claim to Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Tire Blowout
The first step in obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled consists of filing a personal injury lawsuit against any person or entity that bore responsibility for the accident. In a truck accident case, the plaintiff may try to prove that a commercial driver operated his or her vehicle negligently and that the injuries that the victim sustained were a direct result of this failure. Negligence is a general standard used to define the level of care that each of us must exercise on a daily basis. When it comes to operating a large and heavy commercial vehicle, truck drivers and their employers must perform routine vehicle maintenance and repair to reduce the risk of tire blowouts as appropriate. Truckers also must drive at an appropriate speed and adhere to protocols for dealing with emergency situations like tire blowouts.
If a defendant is found to have been negligent, the plaintiff may offer documents and testimony related to all of the injuries and expenses that arose from the accident, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage. In some cases, expert testimony related to medical conditions or vocational disabilities may be helpful. Under Florida law, the jury is allowed to consider any evidence suggesting that the plaintiff also acted negligently at the time of the crash. The jury may assign a portion of fault to the plaintiff and reduce the damages award accordingly, although the plaintiff still will be able to receive compensation that is proportionate to the defendant’s fault, no matter how small or great it is.Discuss Your Truck Accident Case with a Naples Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of another driver’s negligence, the Naples truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron have the knowledge and experience that it takes to handle your case, including conducting pretrial investigation, gathering evidence, communicating with insurance companies, preparing settlement negotiations, and going to trial if that is what it takes. Proudly serving residents of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Fort Myers, Naples, North Miami Beach, and other areas of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, we provide a free consultation to discuss your situation and how our motor vehicle collision attorneys may be able to assist you. Contact us online or call one of our offices to set up your appointment. You can contact us in Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, in Broward County at (954) 247-4878, or in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.