Pascoe Law FirmDefective Tires
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Defective Tire Lawyer
When a defective tire causes a car or truck accident how the tire is designed, made, cured, packaged, stored and used can all have an effect on how that tire performs. If the tire is defective, that defect can be the cause or one of the causes of a serious accident. If you suspect a tire defect caused an auto accident, talk to a product liability lawyer at the Pascoe Law Firm in Galveston, Texas. Our investigators look not for the easiest explanation for a car or truck accident, but for every explanation. Call us now. We can help.
Common Causes for Defective Tires
Tire defects can cause or contribute to serious car and truck accidents. Common causes of defective tires include:
- A dangerous tire is often the result of careless manufacturing — and the manufacturer should be held accountable.
- In some cases, especially in truck accidents, a maintenance crew might put a retread on the wrong axle.
- A retailer may stack and store tires in a manner that causes defects.
However the tire defect happened, talk to a lawyer who has experience with tire defect investigations and with litigating against major manufacturers, trucking companies and retailers. A tire defect can cause loss of control that results in a car or truck flipping or rolling. Any degree of variance in manufacturing, storing or maintaining tires can affect the tire’s durability. Your personal injury and product liability attorney can explain your rights in a tire defect case.
How A Tire Blowout Can Cause to Car Accidents
Preventing Tire Blowout Accidents
Because of the risks of tire blowouts and the difficulty in controlling the car to prevent an accident from following in the wake of the blowout, it is important to do everything you can to prevent tire blowouts from happening in the first place. These six preventative steps will help you avoid a costly tire blowout accident.
- Avoid Risky Driving Areas– These include very rough roads, which can cause weaker tires to blow or flatten (which can cause a later blowout). This is especially true if your tires are not new or the tread is starting to wear. Construction zones can also be risky, as you could drive over a nail, puncturing the tire.
- Get Tires Inspected Once A Year– A mechanic can let you know if your tires are too worn out or have suffered a puncture or other damage causing a slow leak that could lead to a blowout.
- Change Tires Regularly– Even if no wear is visible, tires undergo a lot of pressure every day, which makes them more vulnerable to exploding over time. Generally, you should change them out every 35,000 miles or every few years. As soon as you can see cracks, serious tread wear, or other damage, you also need to change the tires out.
- Check Tires Weekly– Look for any cracks, irregular sidewall, dents, bumps, or weakened areas on the tires. Also, make sure that the tire pressure is ideal by putting air in the tires as needed.
- Check Tires After Every Accident or Incident– Even just bumping the curb a bit can cause a leak that leads to a blowout. As soon as possible after an incident that could affect the tires, check for damage.
- Stay Updated On Recalls– Defective tires cause a significant proportion of tire blowouts. Keep yourself up-to-date on any recalls on your brand of tires, and if there is a recall, follow all instructions given by the manufacturer.
If you take proper care of your tires by doing these things, you will be much less likely to have a tire blowout accident. Unfortunately, some people are negligent about caring for their tires, putting you at risk. Other times, a defective tire itself or poor workmanship by a mechanic can make you more likely to get into a tire blowout accident. When this happens, it can be difficult to hold the responsible party liable.
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