Tire and Wheel Off Cases
Unfortunately, even with pre-trip inspections required by federal law, on occasion, trucks will lose a wheel during transit. The wheel assemblies on these vehicles weigh several hundred pounds. At highway speeds, the wheels can bounce and cross intersections. If a wheel assembly lands on another vehicle, it can cause severe injuries or death.
In these cases, the discovery of the pre-trip inspection and the maintenance of the wheel are the target area of the litigation. If either of these two areas is overlooked by the trucking company, establishing liability for the truck accident will be easier and may form the basis of punitive damages.
The early preservation of these materials is necessary to protect victims of wheel loss cases.
If you have experienced injuries from a wheel loss case, contact Mike Sudekum for a free review of your case.