If you experience a tire blowout, the results could be deadly. To ensure that everyone involved is as safe as possible whilst driving, it is essential that you have good quality tires. If you or a loved one have ever suffered injuries in an accident as a result of a tire blowout, you could have the right to take legal action against the manufacturers of the tire, a mechanic, or another party.
Often, when an accident is caused by a tire blowout, tire manufacturers blame consumers for accidents, they put the blame on the tire being old and worn. However, frequently the cause of the tire’s failure is poor quality control, a pre-existing defect, or bad design. Whether you are driving fast or slow, in a flash, these manufacturer failures can change your life forever. This is not fair on you, and you are well in your right to gain the compensation in which you deserve. Contact The Law Place today for a free consultation on 941-444-4444.
The Law Place Lawyers Are Here to Help.
The first thing you or a loved one need to do if you have suffered injuries due to a vehicle accident caused by a tire blowout is to contact a reputable Sarasota accident attorney. Here at The Law Place, we have a wealth of experience and dealt with cases like yours before. You should not have to suffer because of a tire blowout on your vehicle, which potentially wasn’t your fault. Our personal injury lawyers are here for you. Contact one of our team today for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can schedule a free case evaluation.
What Causes Tire Blowout
Despite what you are told by manufacturers, tire blowouts frequently occur because of design defects or as a result of poor manufacturing, rather than the neglect of the consumer. Here at The Law Place, we have a wealth of experience to protect your liability claim against the tire manufacturer, as well as defending you against their frequently used defense of shifting the blame of the accident onto you, the consumer.
While it is your responsibility as a vehicle owner to replace worn tires, manufacturers are a large part of the problem. Badly designed tires can experience an array of safety issues, such as tread separation. Manufacturers have, in the past have announced recalls for the tires which they are aware of are at fault, such as Ford Firestone and Dunlop. Unfortunately, these recalls often come too late for many, as the accidents and injuries have already occurred. It is shocking how, in some instances, the manufacturers have been aware of their tire defects for years and yet only release the recalls when a significant number of consumers have been killed or suffered serious injuries.
If you experience a tire blowout, the tire shreds can wrap around the wheel and thus make controlling your vehicle virtually impossible. This can, therefore, can result in sharp turns, your vehicle rolling over, and severe injuries. You should not have to suffer because manufacturers have not been honest in releasing to the public what they know. The Law Place Sarasota personal injury lawyers are here for you. We can organize a free consultation and get the justice you are entitled to. Talk to us anytime for free, as we are available 24 hours a day.
What to Do If You Have Experienced a Tire Blowout
If you have been in an accident caused by a tire blowout and are considering filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer, you should try and do the following:
- Take clear pictures of the accident to document the scene, if at all possible.
- Try and identify witnesses to the accident and obtain their personal contact information.
- Preserve the vehicle as best as you can- avoid making repairs, selling, or destroying the vehicle if possible.
- Ensure that the tire, tire tread, and tire rim are kept.
It is vital that you try and do all of the above if possible as a failure to do so may hinder your right in gaining the compensation in which you deserve for the manufacturer’s negligence in selling defective tires. We have a lawyer for you, and we will fight as hard as we can to get justice for our clients. Call us today, and you can receive a free consultation for your case.
How Do Florida Product Liability Cases Work?
An accident caused by a tire blowout is common on Florida roadways, and unfortunately, defective tires are a frequent cause of car accidents all across the country, severely impacting many lives. The existing laws regarding these cases can be very complex to navigate.
You can file a product liability lawsuit to receive compensation for any medical expenses, repair costs, funeral expenses, loss of income, and any other economic losses you have had to deal with as a result of your accident and injuries. The lawsuit can be aimed at negligence, breaches of warranty, poor design, bad manufacturing, poor installation, formulation, or the assembly of a product.
If you are able to prove that it was the defective tire that caused your accident, you will be able to sue the manufacturer for damages. Alternatively, if you are able to prove that you were involved in an accident as a result of another car hitting yours because they suffered a blowout, you may be able to sue for both product liability and negligence.
On the other hand, you may have been in a crash where another vehicle’s tires blown, because they failed to maintain them. In this scenario, you might be entitled to compensation from the other driver or their insurance company.
Don’t worry; it is still viable to make a claim even if you are partly responsible for the incident. This is because Florida law allocates comparative fault to all parties that are involved in a product liability case. This ultimately means that each party will individually be held responsible for damages according to the percentage of their fault, as determined by the court. We understand how daunting it can be to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys are here for you to guide you through the process and give you all of the information you need. Call us at The Law Place for a free consultation.
Talk to a Sarasota Accident Lawyer
It may be a good idea to seek representation for your case in the form of a lawyer. You do not need to suffer alone; your care is a high priority of ours. You need a lawyer that can provide immense knowledge, our lawyers are experienced in personal injury law and are the best to represent your case in Sarasota, Fl. Call our lawyers at The Law Place to schedule a free consultation for a free case evaluation on 941-444-4444. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to listen to your call.