Trucking Tires Blowout Attorney

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 1/3 of current passenger and light truck tires on the nation’s roadways couldn’t pass the NHTSA’s proposed high speed and endurance tests.

The Dolan Law Firm and their Bay Area truck accident attorneys understand that the condition of tires on trucks play a crucial role in the safety of our California Roads. Therefore, there are strict state laws in California that truckers and trucking companies must follow in regards to Tires.


According to California State Law, Tires should not be used with any of the following defects:

  1. Unrepaired fabric breaks
  2. Exposed or damaged cord
  3. Bumps, bulges, or knots due to internal separation or damage
  4. Cuts that measure more than 1 inch and exposed body cord
  5. Cracks in valve stem rubber

Regrooved Tires:

Re-grooved tires shall not be used on school buses or any vehicle other than a commercial vehicle. Such tires are used on commercial vehicles shall be of a type manufactured and designed for regrooving. Re-grooved tires, regardless of size, shall not be used on the front wheels of buses.

Recapped Tires:

Tires that are capped or retreaded for highway use shall have a tread pattern that complies with certain specifications of the vehicle code. Recapped or retreaded tires shall not be used on the front wheels of buses or farm labor vehicle.

Tread Depth of Pneumatic Tires:

According to California State Law, no person shall use on a highway a pneumatic tire on a vehicle axle when the tire has less than a certain tread depth. Click here for more information on the California laws regarding truck tires.

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident where the tires exploded, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Contact us today, and speak to Mr. Dolan, or one of other qualified trucking accident attorneys. The consultation is free.

A Premier California Truck Accident Law Firm

The Dolan Law Firm

1438 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-636-8160
Toll Free: 888.452.4752
Fax: 415.421.2830