Defective Tires Often Cause Blowout Rollover Accidents


May 11, 2011

Tire blowout accidents on the highway cause serious injuries to thousands of people every year. It is not an uncommon sight to see tire parts from tractor-trailer trucks strewn all over the highways.

These kinds of incidents happen to automobile drivers as well and the consequences can be far more devastating. Just last month, a couple driving their Ford Explorer with their son and granddaughter in the back veered off an embankment when one of the tires on the Explorer blew out. The mother was critically injured after being ejected from the car and the other vehicle occupants sustained injuries as well. The accident is still under investigation.

Many factors may play a role in an accident caused by a tire that blows out. Many questions need to be asked, such as:

  • Was the tire blowout caused by poor maintenance of the vehicle?
  • Did the vehicle's design cause a part in the driver losing control?
  • Was the tire that blew out defective?
  • Was the tire punctured already?
  • Was the car overloaded?
  • Did the tire have proper tire pressure?

If the tire blowout was caused by a manufacturer's defect, then the automaker and/or manufacturer may be liable for the accident and resulting injuries. Compensation can include lost wages, cost of hospitalization along with other medical expenses, decreased enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and other damages.

There is a great deal of evidence that needs to be gathered in a case like this. When we handle defective tire cases in Atlanta or elsewhere in Georgia or the Southeast, we carefully investigate the accident and take steps to make sure that critical evidence is not lost or destroyed.

The couple in the Explorer SUV is lucky that their vehicle did not roll over on them when the driver lost control and went over the embankment. A lot of times when a vehicle suffers a tire blowout, the vehicle will begin to turn sideways and this motion will cause the tire to separate from the rim. When the rim of the vehicle hits the road, it can often propel the vehicle into a rollover accident.

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident resulting from tire shredding, separation or blowout, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your loss. If the injury is severe and negligent parties have been established, an Atlanta defective tire attorney may be able to structure a settlement to provide for you and your loved ones in the future.

Montlick and Associates has been representing those seriously injured or killed in Georgia motor vehicle accidents for over 27 years. Our goal is to be the best defective tire accident lawyers in Georgia. We work hard for our clients and are committed to providing exceptional service. Our Atlanta tire blowout lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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