Georgia Trucking Accidents: Wheel Separation

Trucking accidents are among the most fatal types of motor vehicle accidents in the state. The weight, speed, and specialized equipment associated with trucks increase the risk of severe injury any time an accident occurs; this is why trucks are required to comply with strict federal and state regulations. Negligence is one of the main reasons truck accidents occur, and wheel separation is one type of incident that occurs that can be avoided with proper maintenance and operation. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or incident within the state, contact The Persons Firm for a risk- free initial consultation today.

Improper Installation

One reason for wheel separation is due to improper installation of the wheel. Truck wheels, like the wheels for most motor vehicles, have torque specifications. Failure to comply with the specifications listed often results in over or under torquing a wheel and is a root cause of a wheel separation. Over time, a wheel that is not installed properly causes various components of the installed tire to become loose such as studs, lug nuts, and the tire itself. These items are essential for holding a wheel in place. Once these components become loose, they will eventually break off, causing the wheel to separate.

Delayed Maintenance

Delayed maintenance is another cause of wheel separation on trucks. It is another common cause of negligence associated with wheel separation. Delayed maintenance often causes parts to drastically and unevenly wear to such an extent that the parts ultimately become unsafe. When maintenance parts wear, they can snap off and take the wheels with them. Delayed maintenance may result in an actionable claim for negligence, so speak with an attorney if you have been injured in an accident caused by wheel separation.

Persons Firm: Trucking Accident Litigators

If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you need an experienced attorney who can analyze the results of an investigation. After analyzing the the information provided, we know the right questions to ask that will get you the answers you deserve. Regardless of whether your ultimate goal is to settle a claim or proceed to litigation, Persons Firm can help you every step of the way. Our firm has helped many families by obtaining just compensation for injuries sustained.

About Persons Firm

Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. Our clients often recommend the attorneys at the Persons Firm because they enjoy being informed at every step of the legal process. We do this so you can not only be in the best position to make a decision that meets your needs, but so you can rebuild your life and begin to feel in control once again. If you or your loved one is unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today for an initial consultation to determine your rights to relief.