Alabama Car Tire Blowout Accident Lawyer
Car tire blowouts can happen for several reasons. It could be that a tire manufacturer made an error when producing the tires or the tires were simply worn down from driving. Whatever the reason was for the tire blowout, a dangerous accident may occur if a driver is surprised by a blowout and loses control of their vehicle. If you or a family member was a victim of a car accident caused by a tire blowout, you should consult with an experienced Alabama tire blowout lawyer today.
The Morrison Law Firm acknowledges how a serious injury from a car accident can affect your life, and we are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Injury lawyer Rick Morrison possesses decades of legal experience, and he would be proud to use this experience to represent you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, call The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323, or contact us online.
4 Common Causes of Car Tire Explosions
Car tire explosions are often the result of a combination of different factors. While a blowout can occur suddenly, they are usually avoidable if a driver is not negligent regarding the maintenance of their vehicle. Unfortunately, some motorists will fail to take actions to avoid the possibility of a tire blowout. The following is a list of common causes of car tire explosions.
Tire Under-Inflation or Over-Inflation
Tire under-inflation or over-inflation are two of the most common causes of car tire blowouts. Specifically, it is estimated that about 80% of tire blowouts were caused by a tire being improperly inflated. Every vehicle has air tire pressure guidelines that are typically placed in the frame of the car door.
If a tire has too much air or too little air, it is more likely that the tire will explode if the driver hits debris on the road or if the driver generates an excessive amount of heat typically from speeding.
Every year, tire manufacturers issue tire recalls due to a defect that could be dangerous to drivers who equipped their cars with the tires in question. One common type of tire defect is a tire tread not being properly fastened to the steel radial belt that most manufacturers use. If a tire tread is not properly melded to a steel belt, it is likely that the tire could blowout because the tread separated from the steel belt.
If a tire defect caused your car accident, the tire manufacturer could be held liable for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle.
Inadequate Tire Maintenance
Performing frequent maintenance on the tires of a vehicle is vital. After prolonged use, the tires on a vehicle could have extensive damage that could make it prone to blowout while a person is driving. For example, if the tire has puncture holes or cuts in the tread or the tire sidewall, a significant amount of air could leave the tire when a person is driving and cause the tire to blowout.
Failure to perform adequate tire maintenance that ultimately results in a tire blowout can make a driver responsible for causing a serious accident.
Poor Road Conditions
There are several types of road conditions that can cause damage to a tire that results in a blowout. For example, if a driver hits a deep pothole while driving at a high rate of speed, this can cause a blowout. Under other circumstances, a tire blowout may be caused due to a combination of tire damage and high temperatures that will affect the surface temperature of a road.
There are many other causes of tire blowouts that are not listed above. For example, if a vehicle is overloaded, this can put a strain on the tires and cause them to blowout.
While a tire blowout can be frightening, especially when driving on a highway, it is important to know how to react to a blowout. First, a driver should avoid slamming on their brakes as this may cause the car to spin out or possibly flip over. Next, the driver should avoid harshly turning the wheel and simply keep the steering wheel steady. Finally, the driver should let the car slow down until it is safe to pull over and call for help. If more drivers were aware of how to react after a tire blowout, they could make the roads safer for everyone.
Work with a Montgomery, Alabama Tire Defect Attorney
If you or a family member has suffered a severe injury due to a tire blowout, you should contact an experienced Montgomery tire defect attorney today. The Morrison Law Firm has represented clients in Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, and across the State of Alabama and we are ready to work with you. To schedule a free legal consultation, call The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323.