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July 02, 2017
Edward Smith


Regular Tire Inspections are Vital

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. With the summer weather in full swing, millions of people will be taking to the roads as part of their vacations. Unfortunately, many of these people will wind up stranded on the side of the road. One of the most common culprits are the tires. Why are regular tire inspections important?

Safety Should Always Come First

Tire inspections are important for safety reasons. For those who drive tractor-trailers, there are many tires involved. This increases the chances that one of them might be faulty. A blown tire can result in a serious truck accident that could lead to traumatic injuries. Even a leaking tire can create major issues regarding the alignment of the truck. If the truck is not in alignment, it can make it difficult for the driver to control the vehicle. Tire inspections can catch these leaks.

A Tire Inspection can Save Time

Nobody likes having to take time out of their busy schedule to have their tires inspected and rotated. While it seems like a hassle up front, it can actually save people time. If a tire blows while in transit or on vacation, it can lead to an auto accident that results in injury and people stuck on the side of the road. Not only does this compromise the vacation but it can take even longer for help to arrive. Once a tow truck, AAA, or some other service arrives, they might not even be able to fix the issue there. This can ruin a family vacation.

Tire Inspections Catch Product Issues

Sometimes, even brand new tires can have problems. Perhaps the sidewall is damaged. Maybe the tread isn’t deep enough. All of these could be signs of a defective product that, otherwise, might have compromised the safety of the vehicle. While the average person is unlikely to notice these issues until it is too late, a professional can spot these issues and alert the customer. Make sure that these important problems aren’t missed by regularly getting your tires inspected.

Regular Tire Inspections can Save People Money

There are many different ways that a regular tire inspection can save money. For a commercial driver, a disastrous accident resulting from a blown tire can lead to financial stress on many levels:

Lost Wages: If a driver suffers a catastrophic personal injury and cannot return to work as a result of the accident, the driver could see an intractable drop in their income.

Lost Inventory: The inventory lost in an accident can include both the vehicle that was damaged (or totaled) and damage to the inventory in the trailer.

Medical Expenses: Polytrauma, including a traumatic brain injury, can lead to massive medical expenses. Even with health insurance, this can place a family under a significant amount of stress.


Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer, Ed Smith

Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. While everyone knows that large tractor trailers can cause serious accidents, their wheel security is also a major issue. Anyone who has been involved in a truck accident should contact me at (916) 921-6400 for friendly, free advice. Those who are reaching out from outside of Sacramento should use my toll-free line, available at (800) 404-54.

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