Tire blowout accidents are sudden and can result in serious, even lifelong injuries. If you have sustained an injury in a motor vehicle caused by a tire blowout or a defective tire, it is vital to speak to a trusted and hard-working Miami car accident attorney who can assist you. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we will work diligently to get you get the compensation you are lawfully owed. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire legal process.
A 43-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle crash on northbound I-75 last week when his tire blew out causing the vehicle to flip over. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle when the tire blew out. The car veered off the road into the shoulder and the driver over-corrected back across the road at which point the vehicle rotated and then overturned. The car came to a final rest blocking northbound lanes of the highway, which had to be shut down for some time. Sadly, the driver suffered deadly injuries at the scene of the accident.
Tire blowouts are one of the top causes of car accidents. These crashes can have a number of causes such as:
- Drop or increase in air pressure
- A large cut in the tire;
- Overloading your automobile
- Mismatched tires
- Balding tires
Like many motor vehicle accidents, the driver may be at fault when a tire blowout takes place. If driver negligence causes a tire blowout accident, that driver may be responsible for any losses that result from the accident. Negligence occurs when a truck driver fails to take reasonable care behind the wheel. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent driver would act under the same or similar circumstances. For example, if a driver failed to change a flat tire and that tire became so damaged that it blew out causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into another car, the driver would likely be liable for the wreck and any resulting harm. This is because a driver using reasonable care would have changed the flat tire understanding the risk of accident associated with not doing so.
In some cases, the driver of the car may have a products liability claim against the tire manufacturer or retailer of the tire if it can be shown that the tire was defective in some way. If this can be established, the driver may be able to recover damages for his or her injuries and losses.
Have you or someone you know been injured in an accident caused by a tire blowout? If so, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your harm. Tire blowout accidents can have catastrophic consequences for everyone involved. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami car accident attorneys are devoted to holding negligent parties accountable and protecting the rights of our clients every step of the way. Contact us today to receive a free consultation regarding your case at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or through our website.