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Tire Blowout Accident Lawyers
Tire blowout accidents can be extremely frightening, and they can result in severe and life-threatening injuries. These serious accidents can happen in hot weather, but they can also occur in colder months of the year. In some cases, tire blowout accidents happen because of a tire defect, but they most often occur due to negligent vehicle maintenance and tire replacement. If you or someone you love was injured in a tire blowout accident, you may be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation. You should seek advice from a tire blowout accidents lawyer as soon as you can.Causes of Tire Blowout Accidents
How do tire blowout accidents happen? According to Popular Mechanics, more tire blowout accidents tend to occur between May and October when temperatures are warmer and when motorists are driving longer distances. Yet it is important to remember that a tire blowout accident can occur at any time of the year, and these startling accidents can have many different causes, including but not limited to the following:
- High and intense heat;
- Underinflation of tires;
- Overloading the vehicle, including a passenger vehicle or a large truck;
- Potholes in the road;
- Object in the road that punctures the tire;
- Overworn tires; and/or
- Tire defect.
It is important to keep in mind that tire blowouts can occur in passenger vehicles, including cars, light trucks, and SUVs, and they can also occur in large trucks like semi-trucks or big rigs. When a tire blowout occurs, not only can the occupants of that vehicle suffer serious or life-threatening injuries, but the tire blowout can result in a collision with one or more additional vehicles, and those occupants can also sustain serious harm.Liability for a Tire Blowout Accident
Liability for a tire blowout accident will depend upon the specific facts of your case, and it is critical to seek advice from a motor vehicle accident attorney about your options for seeking compensation. In the meantime, however, the following are examples of parties that may be liable for a tire blowout accident:
- Negligent driver who overloaded the vehicle;
- Owner of the vehicle who failed to have the tires properly maintained;
- Mechanic who failed to check the tire pressure or under inflated the tires;
- Worker or company that overloaded a large truck before the tire blowout occurred;
- Property owner where the tire blowout accident occurred, including the owner of a retail parking lot or a public road;
- Designer of the defective tire; or
- Manufacturer of the defective tire.
If you are injured in a tire blowout accident, you need to remember that you only have a limited time window in which to file a car accident lawsuit. Every state will have its own statute of limitations. According to California law, for example, a plaintiff will likely have two years from the date of the tire blowout accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent or liable party.Seek Help From a Tire Blowout Lawyer Today
Were you injured in a tire blowout accident? An experienced tire blowout injury attorney can assist you with your case. Contact the Walton Law Firm today for more information about filing a tire blowout claim.