National Car Tire Blowout Accident Lawyer
If you ever experienced a car tire blowout, you were likely frightened and unaware of how to handle the situation. Tire blowouts can happen for any number of reasons. However, one of the most common reasons is that the tire manufacturer produced and sold a defective tire. If you or a family member was seriously injured due to a car tire blowout, you should consult with an experienced national tire blowout accident lawyer.
The Morrison Law Firm is prepared to help you pursue a claim against a negligent tire manufacturer that is responsible for injuries caused after your car tires exploded. Our firm is dedicated to providing you with the legal representation you deserve to litigate your tire defect case. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323, or contact us online.
What to Do if Your Car Tire Explodes
Car tire blowouts are responsible for a large number of car accidents every year. Unfamiliarity with how to deal with a car tire blowout is one factor that may affect the rates of accidents caused by blowouts. As many drivers have not experienced a tire blowout, they may react erratically if they are caught off guard by a blowout.
If you are driving and you hear a loud bang and what sounds like air rapidly escaping from your tires, your tires have blown out. A flapping noise of the tire will likely follow this noise as your car continues to move. What you do next is important to ensure that you do not cause a serious accident or cause more damage to your vehicle.
How your vehicle responds to a blowout should help you determine whether a front tire or a rear tire was affected. For example, if a front tire blew out, you will experience a significant amount of resistance in your steering wheel. If a rear tire were affected, the body of the vehicle would feel unstable.
The National Safety Council (NSC) recommends that you take the following actions if one of your car tires blows out. First, you should keep a solid grip on your steering wheel to prevent it from turning too far to one direction. Avoid yanking the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the affected tire as this could cause you to lose control of the vehicle or even flip your vehicle.
Some people will have a natural inclination to slam on the brakes to deal with a tire blowout. This course of action should be avoided as it will cause you to lose control of the car. Instead, the NSC recommends that you do not touch the brakes at all or slightly tap the accelerator to keep your vehicle from dropping speed too quickly.
Once you have control of the vehicle and have avoided stepping on the brakes, you should then let your vehicle slowly lose speed until it is safe to pull over to the side of the road. Do not forget to activate your hazard lights to inform other drivers of the situation.
While a tire blowout can happen very quickly, these tips can help you keep yourself and any other passengers safe. To learn more about car tire blowouts and determining liability for a tire blowout, you should speak with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer.
Determining Liability for a Tire Blowout Accident
If you were seriously injured because your car tires exploded, there might be other parties that are liable for your injuries. As mentioned, some tire manufacturers will distribute tires that have defects that can cause a tire to blowout. For example, if a tire manufacturer produces and sells a line of tires that have impurities melded into the tire, this could cause a blowout. Unfortunately, a tire manufacturer may not discover this defect until a motorist is injured first.
If you were injured by another driver that experienced a car tire blowout, there are several factors to consider that will help determine whether they are liable for your injuries. For example, if the negligent driver’s tire exploded because it was under-inflated, this is a situation that could have been avoided. There are other scenarios that would make another driver liable for your injuries if their tires exploded.
Work with an Experienced National Car Tire Blowout Attorney Today
If you or a family member was sustained a serious injury because of a tire blowout, you should contact an experienced National car tire blowout attorney. Tire defect attorney Rick Morrison possesses decades of legal experience litigating a wide range of tire blowout cases, and he would be proud to use that experience to help you pursue compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323.