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Your Accident May Have Been Caused by a Defective Tire

Tire safety is extremely important, but many of us neglect checking our tires on a regular basis. Be wise and adopt the tire safety checkup habit.

Your tire safety check should include:

  • Following recommended load requirements for your type of tire
  • Rotating your tires regularly
  • Checking pressure and avoiding over-inflation
  • Visually inspecting your tires for signs of wear
  • Making sure all valve caps are present and secure

But even those who routinely take the time to do routine maintenance and a tire check can have a tire-related accident. Thousands of tire-related accidents from blowouts or flat tires are reported each year. A defective tire or a tire failure can cause serious injury and death to the occupants of a vehicle. Manufacturing defects or design defects may be to blame.

When a tire is defective or improperly made, the vehicle can be involved in a rollover accident or can suffer a blowout. Some of the accidents that can occur because of defective or improper manufacture of your tires include the following:

  • Exploding during inflation
  • Failure of the tire bead
  • Failure of the sidewall
  • Failure of the rim

Serious injuries can occur when a vehicle is involved in a tire-related accident. Some of the likely injuries for which you may wish to bring a lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries include the following:

  • Injury to back
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Injury to the spinal cord
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Fracture or break
  • Burns
  • Head injury
  • Concussion
  • Herniated disk
  • Scarring or disfiguring
  • Internal injury
  • Wrongful death

Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer to fight for what you deserve if you believe your injuries were caused by a defective tire.

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