Car Accidents Caused by Tire Blowouts
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.
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.
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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.