When you are heading down the road, the last thing you should have to worry about is getting injured due to a tire blowout. However, we know that tire blowouts can be very dangerous, particularly at high speeds. At the Simpson Law Group, we want to help if you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s tire blowout.
Our qualified and experienced team will work to investigate what happened. Regardless of whether the tire malfunction happened on a private or commercial vehicle, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses. When you need a San Diego auto accident lawyer, call us today.
A tire blowout can happen to anyone, but most of the time they are preventable with regular inspections and maintenance. Tire blowouts are different from flat tires. A blowout is a sudden bursting or rupturing of a tire and they often occur while a vehicle is moving at a high rate of speed.
For personal vehicles, people should check their tires often to ensure the tread is good. Not doing so could result in a blowout that causes a crash.
One of the scariest things a driver can experience is being near a larger truck when they lose a tire. Unfortunately, these incidents are not uncommon and truck drivers often do not realize it has happened until later.
Consider this: the average semi-truck tire weighs between 105 and 110 pounds.
When a tire that weights that much flies off of a truck at a high rate of speed, it can cause significant damage to a passenger vehicle and injure the occupants. If a truck tire blowout causes the truck to crash, the damage can be catastrophic. Most eighteen-wheeler weigh 80,000 pounds or more. In a truck versus a passenger vehicle crash, the passenger vehicle is just not able to hold up.
Trucking companies play a large role in preventing tire blowouts. By performing regular inspections on all vehicle tires, they will be aware of any problems and can repair the damage before a truck hits the roadway. Regardless of whether or not a tire looks fine, it should be replaced after a certain amount of miles have been driven.
We know that an automobile crash can be confusing to deal with, especially when someone else is to blame. When there is a tire blowout, you may wonder if you have any options. At the Simpson Law Group, we want you to know that you do have options regardless of whether the crash involves a personal or commercial vehicle. We will investigate your case and work to recover compensation for:
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