Tire Blowout Lawyer
According to Michelin, the tire manufacturer, as many as 23,000 accidents happen every year and nearly 550 people die because of tire blowouts. In fact, according to a report that was written by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, tire blowouts are among some of the most common defects in a vehicle, ranking second only after defects in the brake system.
While it is well known that some accidents caused by tire blowouts are due to owner maintenance errors, some tire blowouts may be the result of manufacturing defect. However, it can be difficult for the average vehicle owner to understand if their accident was caused by these manufacturing defects. Kelley Law Group attorneys represent people that have been involved in tire blowout accidents and help them fight for their rights.
When tires are properly installed, aligned correctly and properly maintained, a driver can ride on those tires for as much as 80,000 miles before the tires start to deteriorate. Since most tire blowouts happen because air is lost and the tire is no longer able to support the weight of car and driver, Kelley Law Group product liability lawyers know how important it is to know if the tire blowout was caused by owner or mechanic negligence or if it is a manufacturing defect. They can help you figure out if you have any rights to compensation for injuries to both you and your vehicle.
Common Causes of Tire Blowout
- Too much weight on the tire
- Hitting a curb
- Poor installation by a mechanic
- Normal wear and tear
- Poor tire maintenance
- Running over glass, other debris and/or potholes
- Speeding and hitting debris while highway driving
- Tires not properly inflated
- Manufacturing defect
- Defective rims
What to Do If Your Tire Blows Out
- Remain calm
- Keep a firm grip on your steering wheel
- Don't try to make sudden turns as this can cause a rollover
- Slowly start adding pressure to the brakes (doing so too fast can flip your vehicle)
- Put your turn signal on and move to the side or shoulder of the road
- Call 911 for help
The steps above can help to keep you and your loved ones safe during a tire blowout. Should your tire blowout cause an accident, you or your loved ones may suffer from life-threatening and permanent injuries. If this happens, you might be eligible for compensation. Kelley Law Group has lawyers that specialize in getting you the money that you may be entitled to. Their experienced lawyers have won many lawsuits that helped people suffering from injuries caused by tire blowouts. They helped people get the money they needed to pay personal and medical expenses and they will fight just as hard for you.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident because of tire blowouts, contact Kelley Law Group's product liability attorneys for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless they get you money for your injuries. You have nothing to lose by talking to one of their lawyers, but you may be eligible to get the money that you need to help you recover all that you've lost. Call now!
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