You’ve been involved in a wheel runoff accident. Well, freakish accidents happen, right? Mechanical failure is beyond anyone’s control, almost like an act of nature, right? Not always.
According to CrashForensics.com, wheel runoff accidents “are primarily caused by the improper installation of a wheel that causes it to be loose or become loose.”
Whether it’s a failure of the wheel mounting system, or the hub and wheel bearing assembly, improper or deferred maintenance often plays a major role. In some cases, it’s a matter of manufacturing defects. In other words, human error may be responsible for your accident.
Part of the problem: You’re not an automotive forensics expert
A wheel runoff accident can be difficult to understand for the average layman. It’s easy to get lost in a discussion of torquing, cramp load, elastic deformation and yield point.
If you pay strict attention to the maintenance of your vehicle, you still have no idea how your vehicle is treated once you drop it off at a repair shop. Even if you were looking over the shoulder of the mechanic, you would be unable to tell whether the lug nuts are being over-torqued or under-torqued, never mind spotting problems with wheel paint thickness, which is measured in millimeters (one millimeter is 39/1,000th of an inch).
The solution: Find a dedicated, relentless expert
Wheel runoff accidents can be catastrophic and cause injuries to multiple people. If you’ve been involved in a wheel runoff accident, you’re in the middle of a personal quagmire. Medical bills are piling up while you are unable to work and provide for your family. Serious questions are being raised about your liability. Any attempt to make sense of your situation gets lost amid complicated mechanical and legal issues.
The Arkansas personal injury lawyers at McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, in Jonesboro know exactly what you are going through because they have seen it all before. Bobby and Brett McDaniel have more than 50 years of combined experience handling cases just like yours. Our relentless approach gets results. Contact us today for a free case consultation.