Are You Suffering From An Injury?
The average person drives about 13,000 miles per year according to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA), though drivers between the ages of 20 and 64 average
a few thousand more every year. We rely on our cars almost every single
day to help carry us to our intended destinations, and while the vehicles
themselves are supposed to last for more than a decade, the same can’t
be said for their tires. When they burst unexpectedly, they can cause
a catastrophic crash or collision. Whether these crashes were caused by
a manufacturer defect or poor maintenance, victims deserve the chance
to seek compensation for their injuries.
Fill out our online form to get started with a free case evaluation.
At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago car accident attorneys
have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of injured victims.
All three partners at our firm have been voted to the list of the
Best Lawyers in America® for over two decades, and we’ve been named the Top Performing Law
Firm in dollars earned for our clients by
Chicago Lawyer magazine for seven years running. If you were injured due to someone else’s
negligence or wrongdoing, you shouldn’t need to worry about how
you’re going to pay for your medical bills – your focus should
be on rest, recovery, and returning to your daily life. Contact us to
speak with one of our experienced and passionate attorneys.
How Common Are Tire Blowouts?
Around 11,000 crashes are caused by tire blowouts every year according
to the United States Department of Transportation's National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While underinflated tires, one
of the primary causes of blowouts, have become less common since tire
pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were introduced as semi-standard additions
by the auto manufacturing industry, millions of cars lack this warning
system and remain unaware of the potential hazard.
Not only do underinflated tires increase the risk of a blowout, they decrease
the tire’s grip, increase the distance needed to come to a complete
stop, and decrease the overall handling of the car. While it’s the
responsibility of the driver to make sure their tires are safe to take
on the road, either the manufacturer or retailer may also be responsible
– and legally required – for providing accurate information
about their products to customers. If they fail to do so, they could be
held liable for their role in causing a tire blowout.
Give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to speak with an experienced Chicago attorney today.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer Today
If you were involved in a car crash and suffered a serious injury, contact
the Chicago car accident lawyers at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
to discuss your case. We’ve spent decades protecting victims throughout
the Chicago area, and through our efforts have successfully secured more
than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation, or give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our attorneys today.