Tire Blowout Accident
A tire blowout accident is scary. Sometimes, it can be confusing to know who is at fault. However, the tire company could have produced defective tires responsible for the crash. There have been many cases of poorly designed thread that peels off thus causing a tire blowout accident. The most important thing to know is to save the tire after a blowout happens.
Like all motor vehicle parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of wear-and-tear over time. However, if a company poorly designs or manufacture the tires, then they are at risk of tread separation. This happens the most with commercial semi trucks. Many truck owners use refurbished tires to save money.
Common causes of a tire blowout accident are:
- Mistakes in tire manufacturing
- Tire design mistakes
- Age of the tire
- Lack of warnings to remove aged tires from service
- Poor repairs
- Excessive tire wear
- Neglected maintenance
Sadly, many of these incidents are preventable. Yet, truck drivers, ow, ers and other motorists do not always spend the necessary time and resources to ensure vehicle safety. This negligence can be extremely harmful to motorists, even deadly.
What To Do After a Tire Blowout Accident
Tire tread separation typically causes a complete loss of control of the vehicle. On a highway, this can then quickly result in catastrophic vehicle accidents. This can cause serious injuries and wrongful death. It is especially painful for a family to realize that this type of accident is preventable. Tire manufacturer and other parties could be liable for injuries and damages. In order to prove it, it is important to follow these steps:
Preserve the car by not letting an insurance company destroy it. After a tow, ensure that the holding facility does not crush it.
Send a survey team to the scene to photograph and document the location. They will provide evidence of the location of the vehicles, tire tread, and other essential elements of the crash. This helps establish how the crash occurred.
Document and preserve the tread. This is vital evidence to your claim. Don’t depend on just the photographs of the survey team.
Be aware of time limits since each state has only a certain amount of time after a company made the tires to file a claim.
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It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident, however, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance. Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work. Blowouts are even more delicate since a big company could be to blame. This is why it is important to save the tire.
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