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Dealing with Tire Blowout Accidents in Florida

tireIf you or someone you know has been injured in a tire blowout accident, it is important to contact a qualified attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Every year, a number of people are injured and killed due to tire failures.

There are many reasons a tire can blow out, ranging from thread separation to balding tires. In some cases, tire manufacturers are responsible for the defective tire that caused the accident. Examples of defective tires include poor tire construction, manufacturing defects, de-beading, tire shedding, de-trading, and even adhesion failures.

Faulty or defective tires can lead to devastating accidents resulting in very serious injuries, and in the most unfortunate cases, death. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that tire failures, including blowouts, cause over 8,000 serious traffic accidents every year.

Many times, tire manufacturers will claim that the tire failed due to maintenance issues rather than a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect is caused by an error in the assembly of the tire that is not supposed to be part of the product. Under a theory of strict liability, a manufacturer that has made faulty products may automatically be liable for any harm resulting from the use of that product regardless of the care or precaution the manufacturer took throughout the process. A plaintiff would simply need to demonstrate that the defect allegedly responsible for the harm was present at the time the product left the factory where it was produced.

A design defect is a flaw in the original scheme or design of the product that causes it to be unreasonably dangerous and create a risk for users. A design defect will typically be present in all of the manufacturer’s products. When a plaintiff alleges a design defect, he or she should assess whether the product’s design was unreasonably dangerous before it was even produced, whether it was plausible that the design could cause harm to a user, and whether the manufacturer could have used an alternative design that would have been safer but not excessively more expensive. If this standard seems likely to be met, the plaintiff may have a valid claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a tire blowout accident, we may be able to help. Robert Dixon is a skilled Miami car accident attorney who will work diligently to learn the facts of your case to be able to get you the maximum recovery possible under the law. We understand that sustaining an injury is stressful enough without the financial burdens that typically accompany such an incident. Let us help you alleviate those burdens by pursuing any parties responsible for your harm. We proudly represent clients throughout Florida. For a free and confidential initial consultation, contact us online or call us today at 1-877-499-HURT (4878).

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