Tire Blowout Accident Attorneys in North Carolina
Holding Defective Tire Manufacturers & Distributors Accountable
One of your tires blows out and a crash ensues—the accident is your fault, right? Wrong. If the tire was defective, the tire designer, manufacturer, or distributor may be liable. If the tire blowout was a result of a road hazard, the municipality or entity responsible for road maintenance may be liable. Importantly, if this is the case, you may be able to collect compensation for your damages that resulted from the accident.
At Lanier Law Group, our North Carolina defective tire attorneys know how to properly investigate car accident cases. We can promptly assess your situation and determine if you have a valid claim. Visit one of our multiple office locations or give us a call to learn what our skilled legal team can do for you.
Common Causes of Tire Blowouts
When a tire blows out, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and result in an accident. But what causes the initial tire blowout?
Common reasons for blowouts include:
- Potholes: A pothole can do more than just cause an unpleasant bump. They can cause your tires to rupture suddenly, leading to loss of vehicle control.
- Defective tires: Tires are supposed to be engineered to stand up to road conditions. If a tire blows out, it may have been poorly designed or defective.
- Overloading a vehicle: Cars and trucks are designed to carry heavy loads, but if you overload your vehicle, your tires may give way.
- Punctures: A small puncture in a tire may go unnoticed, but over time, the hole will lead to decreased air pressure and eventually cause the tire to tear from the rim.
Who Is Liable for Tire Blowouts?
Understanding the exact circumstances surrounding your accident and the reason behind the tire blowout is critical in determining who is liable.
Some examples of who may be liable for a tire blowout include:
- The tire manufacturer: All product manufacturers, including tire manufacturers, have a responsibility to create well-designed, safe-to-use products. When they put defective or dangerous products on the market, innocent people can be hurt or killed. If a tire on your car blew out unexpectedly, it may have been defective—and the manufacturer or another related party may be liable.
- A government/public entity: In most cases, poor road conditions and hazards should be handled quickly and effectively by the public entities responsible for road maintenance. When these entities fail to properly and promptly fix road hazards, it can lead to a tire blowout and, in turn, a devastating accident.
- A private business: A tire blowout can be caused by an object in the roadway that fell from a privately owned truck or something left in the road by a landscaper or construction company. If a private business was negligent, and this led to a tire blowout, that private business may be liable for the resulting damages.
When an auto accident causes pain and suffering for you and your family, you need dependable legal counsel. At Lanier Law Group, we take pride in providing injury victims with compassionate legal services. If you believe a tire blowout led to the accident that caused your pain, suffering, and losses, we can help.
Hire a Heavyweight to Pursue Your Tire Blowout Claim
Throughout North Carolina, Lanier Law Group has a reputation for successfully representing car accident victims. Our team of attorneys and legal staff works collaboratively to investigate and prepare tire blowout claims. We understand what evidence to look for, as well as how to quickly obtain medical records to support your claim. Our entire team is ready to stand behind you and aggressively advocate for you, whether in settlement negotiations or at trial.Contact our North Carolina tire blowout lawyers at Lanier Law Group for a no-cost case evaluation: (855) 757-4204.