Tire Blowout Accident Attorney
Did bald tires cause your crash?
Our tires take on the most daily wear of any part of our cars. Their constant contact with the road can cause the rubber to wear down over time. If left unchecked, a worn-out tire can lead to an accident.
If you hit a pothole or the person in front of you does not have their tires properly inflated or aligned, that can lead to a tire blowout, which is when the tire breaks or pops and part or all of it separates from the car. Losing a tire can make it nearly impossible to maintain control of your vehicle and can lead to a serious car accident. And after a serious accident, you need serious representation.
You need Alabama tire blowout accident lawyer Dean Waite. Our legal team will fight for the compensation you need. Contact us today.
The delayed danger of tire blowouts
However, tire blowouts are not only dangerous the moment they happen. Debris left on the road from a tire that had popped hours or even days before could still have disastrous consequences to drivers on the road. If there are rubber remains of a tire in the middle of a road, drivers are more likely to swerve around the debris rather than run right over it, even if that means swerving into other lanes or off the road completely. The problem is that swerving suddenly to avoid one collision might cause another.
After an accident, you deserve compensation
You might think that if the accident was caused by a tire blowout, insurance will provide you with what you need to be whole again. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. The insurance companies will do what they can to pay as little as possible after an accident. That's not right. After an accident, you need to focus on your recovery, but if you're dealing with insurance companies, you may feel like you and your recovery come second.
Our dedicated attorneys at Dean Waite & Associates will put you first and we take on the insurance for you. We will thoroughly investigate the accident to figure out exactly how the tire blowout happened and who is responsible. We will review police reports and medical records, interview witnesses and be prepared to take your case to trial.
Remember to do your PART
A tire blowout can be devastating, but there are things you can do to help prevent it. Just as you get regular oil changes and other routine maintenance, you should also be checking your tires about once a month. If you don't know what to check for, just remember to do your PART.
Pressure: It is important to regularly check your tire pressure. If tires are overinflated or under-inflated, that can increase the wear and tear on the tires and might cause an accident.
Alignment: If one of your tires is out of alignment with the others, than that can also cause more wear on your tires and lead to an accident.
Rotation: Make sure that your tires are regularly rotated. This helps to ensure that all tires take on the same amount of wear throughout the year, meaning your tires will last longer.
Tread: Adequate tire tread is extremely important, as the tread is what helps your tires grip the road. When the tread on your tires has worn down, that can cause more wear and tear on the tire and increase the risk of the tire blowout.
If you have been injured in a car accident because of a tire blowout, don't hesitate! Call Dean Waite & Associates today to schedule a free consultation.