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Car Accident Blog Post

Defective Tires Can Cause Serious Injury or Death

A wise consumer conducts a periodic tire safety check. Your life and the lives of your family can depend on you doing a simple check that includes the following:

  • Check tire pressure, including your spare
  • Inspect your tires for uneven wear patterns
  • Make sure valves have caps
  • Do not overload your car
  • Check your tire tread

Tire failures trigger thousands of accidents each year resulting in death or serious injuries. Defective tires can cause a driver to lose control after a blowout or rapid loss of pressure in the tire. A rollover can occur and other vehicles can be impacted. Tires may fall off, cars may cross lanes or spin out of control, or vehicles may skid off the road. If you think you have a problem with a tire, do not hesitate to report your issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tire defect accidents can arise out of:

  • Tire inflation explosion
  • Bead failure
  • Multi-piece rim failure
  • Sidewall failure
  • Tire tread separation, failure, or blowout

Types of injuries that can arise in a tire defect accident

Tire defects can lead to a multitude of severe or catastrophic injuries including the following:

  • Wrongful death
  • Brain injury including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head injury
  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Herniated disks
  • Internal injury
  • Scarring and disfigurement

The manufacturer of a defective tire can be the subject of a product liability lawsuit. A skilled personal injury attorney can determine whether it is in your interests to bring a defective tire lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries.

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