Dallas Tire Blowout Attorney
Recovering Compensation After a Tire Blowout in Dallas, TX
When a tire fails due to a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer is liable for the damages caused by the failure. If you were involved in an accident due to a tire blowout, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries.
At the Potts Law Firm, we are committed to holding negligent manufacturers and distributors accountable for their actions. We have the experience and resources to aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
What Causes Tire Blowouts?
A tire blowout is a sudden and often dangerous failure of a vehicle tire while driving. It can lead to loss of control, accidents, and serious injuries. Several factors can contribute to tire blowouts, and understanding these common causes can help drivers take preventive measures to reduce the risk.
Here are the main reasons for tire blowouts:
- Underinflation: When a tire doesn't have enough air pressure, its sidewalls flex excessively. This generates heat, causing the tire to wear out faster and making it more susceptible to a blowout. Regularly checking and maintaining proper tire pressure is crucial for tire health and overall safety.
- Overloading: Overloading a vehicle puts excessive weight on the tires, leading to increased stress and heat buildup. The tire might not be able to handle the extra load, resulting in a blowout.
- Potholes and Road Hazards: Impacting potholes, curbs, or other road hazards can cause internal damage to the tire's structure, weakening it over time and potentially leading to a blowout.
- Excessive Speed: Driving at high speeds generates more heat in the tire, and if the speed exceeds the tire's rating, it can lead to overheating and tire failure.
- Tire Age and Wear: Tires have a limited lifespan, and as they age, the rubber degrades, reducing their structural integrity. Old or excessively worn tires are more prone to blowouts.
- Tire Damage: Cuts, punctures, bulges, or cracks in the tire's sidewall or tread can weaken the tire and make it vulnerable to blowouts. Regularly inspecting tires for signs of damage is essential.
- Improper Repairs: Inadequate or incorrect tire repairs can compromise the tire's integrity, leading to failure under stress.
- Manufacturing Defects: Although rare, manufacturing defects in tires can cause weak spots that may lead to blowouts.
- Hot Weather Conditions: High temperatures can cause the air inside the tire to expand, leading to overinflation. Additionally, hot road surfaces increase the stress on tires, making them more susceptible to blowouts.
- Low-Quality Tires: Cheap or poorly constructed tires may not be able to withstand the demands of driving conditions, increasing the risk of blowouts.
Tire blowouts often happen in crashes involving commercial trucks due to their massive size and weight. To reduce the chances of a tire blowout, drivers should practice regular tire maintenance, including proper inflation, rotation, and alignment. Avoid overloading the vehicle and driving at excessive speeds.
Who Is Liable for Tire Blowouts?
If a tire blowout is caused by a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer of the tire is liable for your damages. If the blowout was caused by a defect within the tire itself, the manufacturer may be liable for your damages. If the blowout was caused by a defect in the tire's design, the manufacturer may be liable for your damages.
In order to prove that the manufacturer is liable for your damages, you will need to show that the tire's defect caused your accident. This can be difficult to prove, as most blowouts occur due to a defect within the tire itself. However, our attorneys can help you build a strong case.
What Are Common Injuries Caused by Tire Blowouts?
Tire blowouts can cause catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
If you were injured in a tire blowout accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Dallas tire blowout attorneys can help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
Why Choose Potts Law Firm for Your Tire Blowout Case?
Determining liability in tire blowout cases can be complex, given that various parties might bear responsibility for the defect in the tire. The potentially liable entities could encompass the tire manufacturer, tire retailer, distributors, or even the vehicle manufacturer, particularly if the tires were originally installed on the vehicle. At Potts Law Firm, our dedicated Dallas tire blowout lawyers undertake meticulous investigations and comprehensive analysis of all case elements to pinpoint the responsible parties and ensure they are held accountable for their negligent actions.
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