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Understanding truck accidents and tire blowouts

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2022 | Car Accidents

Truck crashes and tire blowouts are a common occurrence on highways in Arkansas and throughout the country. These types of motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries. If you are ever involved in a truck crash or a tire blowout, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

What causes tire blowouts?

There are several things that can cause a tire blowout. One of the most common is simply overloading the truck. This puts too much pressure on the tires and can cause them to fail. Another common cause is driving on bald or damaged tires. This can also lead to a blowout. Sometimes, poor maintenance of the truck can also be a factor.

What should you do if you’re involved in a truck crash?

If you’re involved in a truck crash, the first thing you should do is to stay calm. This can be difficult, but it is important to try and think clearly. If possible, move your vehicle out of the way of traffic. Once you are safely off to the side of the road, you should call 911. If you are able, try to give the dispatcher as much information as possible about the motor vehicle accident.

If you are able to, it is important to try and collect evidence after the accident. This can be things like pictures of the damage and witness statements. This evidence can be vital if you decide to file a lawsuit against the truck driver or company.

If you’re injured in a truck crash, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages. Remember that the insurance company for the truck driver or company may try to settle for as little as possible, so it is important to understand how to negotiate with them and what not to do or say in the process.