What to Know If You Are Involved in a Tire Blowout Accident
Tire blowouts are not uncommon, but they are terrifying. You may be driving at 65 miles per hour and suddenly feel like you do not have full control of your vehicle. Tire blowouts can cause serious, potentially fatal accidents. It can be difficult, however, to understand who may be at fault for a tire blowout accident without the help of an attorney.
At Coker Law, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured in car accidents throughout Jacksonville, FL. We are experienced trial lawyers that will not rest until we get the best possible outcome in your case. If you are injured in a tire blowout accident, contact our office at (904) 356-6071 to schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Tire Blowout?
A tire blowout is what happens when a tire suddenly loses too much pressure or shreds its tread while the vehicle is in motion.
A tire blowout may be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Too much weight or too heavy cargo
- Road defects
- Worn out tread
As a motorist, you need to ensure that your vehicle is safe when on the road. To avoid a tire blowout, it is critical to have your vehicle regularly inspected. Routine maintenance can help alert you to low tire pressure and damaged or defective tread. By keeping your tires in good condition, you can help prevent devastating car accidents.
What Should You Do If You Are Involved in a Tire Blowout Accident?
If you experience a blowout on the road, it is important to remain calm. You may hear a loud pop or simply feel the control and weight of the vehicle change if your tire is blown out. If you are able, get your vehicle to the side of the road and call 9-1-1.
Law enforcement can dispatch for emergency medical personnel to come to the scene. If other parties are involved in the accident, you can exchange information. Do not make any statements regarding fault. Who or what was liable for the accident will be determined at a later date.
Who Is At Fault for a Tire Blowout Accident?
Florida is a no-fault insurance state when it comes to car accidents; therefore, fault will generally not matter unless you are seriously injured. You will pursue a claim through your own insurance company.
If liability does become an issue, it is critical to remember the complexity of these types of cases. There may be one or more parties that can and should be held liable for the accident. Our lawyers will investigate the case to help determine the best course of legal action.
Injured in a Tire Blowout Accident? Contact Our Office.
Were you injured in a tire blowout accident? Contact our office at (904) 356-6071 to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are here to help guide you through the claims process and negotiations with the attorney. There are no fees unless we win. Call our office now to get started. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.