An emergency on the road involving a vehicle’s tires can result in severe injuries for those involved. Tires play a critical role in enabling a driver to control a vehicle. When a tire blowout occurs, a driver can lose his or her ability to control the car making it impossible to avoid careening off of the roadway or into other vehicles or objects. In many instances, these tire failures are attributable to the negligence of the tire manufacturer, the automaker, or a mechanic who mounted the tires.
Accordingly, it may be appropriate to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit against one of these parties if you have been hurt in a car crash. Contact the St. Louis tire blowout lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 to learn more about your legal rights.
Causes of Tire Blowouts
A defect involving the tires can lead to an abrupt loss of control over the vehicle. A blowout can cause the vehicle to immediately and strongly pull in one direction, causing the driver to drastically compensate in reaction. If either the pull or compensation proves to be too much, the car may drive off-road or hit a nearby vehicle. The following errors may strongly contribute to a tire blowout:
- Subpar or old rubber used to make the tire
- Ineffective adhesive used to put the tire together
- Improper tire installation or repairs
These accidents can cause sudden, high-speed collisions that may result in serious injuries. The resulting medical bills and vehicle repair costs are likely to be significant, and a successful legal action can shift the burden from you onto the shoulders of the party whose negligence led to the blowout.
Contact Us – 314-646-0300
If you have been injured because of a defective tire blowing out on the road, it is important that you are fully aware of your legal rights in this matter. To discuss your options further, contact the St. Louis tire blowout attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.