Commercial trucks often exceed tire limitations on highways
An investigation recently revealed that most tractor-trailer trucks are exceeding their tire capacity limits while driving on highways, which may be a factor in truck accidents, chron.com reported on March 31.
According to the investigation conducted by the Associated Press, many tractor-trailer operators in most states tend to exceed the 75 mph speed limit, whether that is because they are speeding or because the legal speed limit allows it. The majority of truck tires reportedly are designed to consistently handle no more than 75 mph. Truck tire blowouts may occur because of this limitation, and that has resulted in over 200 fatal accidents in recent years.
More than 14,000 deadly accidents on U.S. Highways involved buses and trucks, which killed nearly 16,000 people, federal auto safety data reported.
The Iowa legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., helps people who are victims of truck tire blowout accidents. If this has happened to you, we may be able to help you get your much needed remunerations to go towards your recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600 to find out how we may work for you.