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According to the police, my accident was the result of a blow out. Who gets sued in that situation?

If your accident was caused by a tire blowout, you may be able to sue the driver and the trucking company. These types of accidents are extremely serious and caused by conditions that, if the trucker does a proper and regular maintenance inspection every trip, can be detected before heading out on the road. Some blowouts, for example, are the result of worn tires, slow leaks or objects embedded in the tire.

Regular inspection should catch any tire issues. If the driver did not do what should be a regular inspection and the company did not insist on the employee’s conducting a safety check prior to each trip, you may hold the trucking company indirectly liable for the accident. The determination of who may be held liable in a trucking accident case depends a great deal on the circumstances of the collision.

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