Trucking Accidents

Tennessee Wheel Loss Accident Lawyer

Serving Chattanooga Knoxville Nashville Memphis Monteagle TN and North Georgia

Our firm has been involved in a number of tire cases where tractor trailers have lost wheels while driving down the highway. When a truck tire breaks free the result is often a fatal truck accident for the innocent motorists sharing the highway. In these cases the family can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the various contributors to the accident. These generally involve the truck driver (who is required to inspect his wheels on a regular basis), the maintenance company in charge of the tractor and trailer, as well as the trucking company itself for its practices.

In a tire loss case experts need to be hired immediately in order to determine how the wheel came off. Did the studs and/or bolts became loose from over tightening? Was there a failure to tighten the lug nuts that keep the tire on the truck? Other items an expert might look for is the use of incorrect wheel and tire parts, fake parts, and the lack of commonly used safety devices that would prevent exactly this sort of tragedy. Frequently we find that trucking companies use retread tires and the law specifically forbids those tires from being on the front steering wheels of most tractor-trailers, buses, and commercial vehicles.

Our firm is aware of a case where the maintenance company simply forgot to put the lug nuts back on to the wheel, and the truck driver failed to do a proper pre-trip inspection resulting in the tire coming loose as soon as the truck hit the highway. It costs nothing to call our office about a runaway wheel or tire loss accident case. We will be happy to talk to you, free of charge, and answer any questions you might have. We handle cases throughout Tennessee, Georgia, and across the nation.

Contact us today and speak to Morgan Adams, or one of the other qualified truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Morgan Adams. Let us help you now with a free consultation. Call toll free 866-580-4878 or complete the online case evaluation form.

The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423-265-2020
Toll Free: 866-580-4878

Nashville Office:
200 Fourth Avenue North
Noel Place-Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219

Lawyers Specializing in truck accident collisions in other states:

Georgia -
Ken Shigley

Pensylvania -
Dan Munley

Michigan -
Steve Gursten