Faulty or improperly maintained equipment are among the leading causes of accidents involving large trucks. The was the case when a defective tire on a cement truck caused an accident that resulted in the death of another motorist.
Following an ensuing personal injury/wrongful death lawsuit, a jury ordered Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. pay the victim’s family $33 million.
According to reports, the Goodyear tire on the cement truck failed, causing the truck to roll over and slide down the road, eventually crushing the victim.
During an ensuring investigation, the tire was determined to be defective. In fact, the defection included “catastrophic tread separation.”
The jury found that both Goodyear and DGJ Transport Inc., the cement driver’s employer, were responsible for the accident.
As of press time, it’s unclear whether Goodyear has plans to change their manufacturing processes as a result of the incident.
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, changing your life forever.
If you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else or lose a loved one’s life because of an accident, we strongly encourage you to contact the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates.
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Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.