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Two Die In Flying Tire Accident


Two men were killed and another was injured when a stray tire from another vehicle crashed into the windshield of their van. One individual was pronounced dead at the scene while another died at the hospital. At this point in the investigation, police are unsure where the tire came from.

Flying tire accidents are often deadly. In many cases, they fly off of large commercial trucks and big-rigs. In these cases, a flying tire accident attorney can file a lawsuit against the company that employed the truck driver. In this article, we’ll discuss flying tire accidents in general, and what you should do if you have been injured or a loved one has died in a flying tire accident.

Flying tire accidents in Florida 

A flying tire accident occurs when a tire or wheel unlatches from a vehicle and goes trundling into traffic. Often, the tire will cross the median of the highway and strike another vehicle head on. The force from the tire striking a vehicle is enough to absolutely destroy the other vehicle. When it hits the windshield, it throws glass shrapnel in the face of the driver and front-seat passenger. This often leads to fatality.

Liability in a flying tire accident 

Drivers are responsible for maintaining their vehicles in roadworthy condition. This means that in many cases, the driver who lost their tire is responsible for the accident that occurs. At Halpern, Santos, & Pinkert, we have tried several cases involving tire liability. In these cases, we have helped secure significant monetary damages for our clients.

When the tire flies off a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, the company that owns the truck is liable for the accident. Truckers are expected to make routine inspections on their rigs both before and during a delivery. When they fail in their duty of care, they can be sued and held liable for any accident that occurs.

Commercial big-rig and truck accident lawsuits 

When a truck driver causes an accident that leads to injury, the company that employed them is liable for the accident. Such accidents are now far too common on American roads. In many cases, the truck driver is responsible for injuries and accidents that occur. In these cases, you can file a lawsuit against the trucking company that caused the accident and recover damages related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. The Florida tire liability attorneys at Halpern, Santos, & Pinkert have helped numerous clients file truck accident lawsuits against trucking companies that negligently caused injury. In these cases, damages can go into the millions of dollars depending on the type of injury that occurs.

Talk to a Florida Flying Tire Accident Attorney Today 

Halpern, Santos & Pinkert represent the interests of those injured in flying tire accidents in Florida. Call our Florida personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation, and we can help you recover damages related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life.



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