What to Do If your Car Accident Is Caused by a Tire Blowout

Being involved in any type of accident can be a scary experience. However, there are many measures in place in cars nowadays to help you stay safe during a blowout. On the other hand, the after effects of the crash, such as dealing with insurance paperwork, getting help to file a claim, and getting a settlement due to defective products might be a hassle.

If your accident was caused by a tire blowout, get help from an experienced attorney that can help you navigate the process of getting a claim from your insurance, sue tire manufacturers for defective tires, and find other evidence to help your case.

How to Stay Safe After a Blowout

Tire blowouts caused an average of 200 deaths a year between 2000 and 2015, showing just how serious tire blowouts can be, and how they can even be fatal. 

The first thing to do after a tire blowout is to slow drive as straight as you possible can. Instead of stepping on the brakes suddenly, you’ll want to ease your foot on the brakes and slow down as softly as you can. This can help prevent you from skidding off the road into other vehicles, or crashing into another part of the road yourself.

After you’ve slowed down and have pulled over to a safe side of the road, stay in your vehicle until help arrives if you’re stuck on the highway. When off the highway, you can take pictures of the damage to use later on for your case.

Finding Evidence for Defective Tires

A lawyer is one of the best resources to get you compensation for your tire blowout was due to a defective tire. Did you know that there are recalls occurring almost every single day? You can see the status of these recalls online.

If you feel your accident and tire blowout was due to a defective tire, it’s important to get the most updated information on these tire recalls, so your lawyer can start preparing a case to fight against these manufacturers. 

Tire recalls, in addition to faulty installation of your tires, poor road conditions that lead to your collision and shredding of your tire, and even mechanics causing faults in your tire can all lead to serious collisions. If any of these parties have caused your tire to blowout, an experienced lawyer can start preparing a lawsuit right away.

Navigating Insurance With Help From a Lawyer

Sadly, many insurance companies might not cover damage caused by a tire blowout. This is because one of the main causes of tire blowouts is not inflating your tire with enough air, causing heat to rise within the tire and leading to a blowout.

This is seen as an error on the part of the driver, and it can lead to insurance companies denying you help to replace your vehicle or even your tires. If this is your situation, know that you are not alone, and there is a lawyer willing to gather all evidence needed to prove that your tire blowout was not solely your fault, but could also have been the fault of another driver or a defect in your tire.