Austin Tire Blowout

Austin Tire Defect Attorneys

Determining liability in a tire blowout accident

If you are involved in an accident in Austin caused by a sudden tire blowout, it is important to determine what caused the blowout. Tire blowout accidents are extremely dangerous and often lead to serious injury or death. Because of this, the injured victim, or the deceased’s family, will likely have significant medical bills and suffer emotionally and mentally from the harm caused by the accident. Under the law, these are recoverable damages, and if a third party was responsible for the accident, you have a right to recover compensation for the harm you have suffered.

Determining if a third-party actor was responsible for a tire blowout accident requires trained professionals that have experience investigating tire-related accidents and understand tire defect litigation. This generally cannot be done by your local personal injury attorney.

At The Ammons Law Firm, we have devoted our careers to tire defect litigation and are nationally recognized as a go-to firm for tire-related accidents. If you or a family member were injured or killed in an accident caused by a tire blowout—either on your vehicle or someone else’s—it is important to contact us immediately to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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A tire blowout accident may not be an at-fault accident

An accident caused by a sudden tire blowout is often a single-vehicle accident. Because of this, the vehicle’s occupants may think the accident was their fault and that they are responsible for the harm caused by the crash. This is not necessarily true.

Many tire-related accidents are caused by factors outside the driver’s control. When this happens, the driver, and any other motorist injured in the accident, have a right to recover monetary damages from the party responsible for the sudden tire blowout. While there can be any number of potential parties responsible for a tire blowout accident, we often find that poor maintenance or repair and latent tire defects as the underlying cause.

Poor maintenance or repair leading to a sudden tire blowout

The tire industry is regulated by the state and federal governments because of the serious risk of harm posed by a faulty tire. Tires are subject to maintenance standards, and vehicles that do not meet specific minimum standards are not authorized to drive on public roadways. For instance, for a standard passenger vehicle to pass inspection, the vehicle’s tires must be in safe operating condition with a tread depth of at least 2/32 of an inch.

Given the serious risk associated with tires, it is no surprise that repair and service companies are required to properly repair and replace aged and worn tires when necessary. That doesn’t mean a repair shop can be held accountable for an accident caused by a bad tire the customer refuses to replace. However, when a consumer trusts a tire repair shop to inspect, repair, or replace a tire and does so negligently, the repair shop risks being held liable for a subsequent accident caused by their negligence. This is especially true on 18-wheelers, which cause significantly more damage in the event of an accident.

Further, a repair shop is expected to provide consumers with tires suitable for their vehicles. If a repair shop sells and installs a tire that was not designed for the target vehicle, the repair shop risks being liable for injuries caused by such actions.

Determining whether a repair shop is responsible for your accident requires a detailed investigation of the tire and an analysis of past maintenance and service records. At The Ammons Law Firm, we conduct this investigation for you without upfront costs to ensure you have the right to recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Tire defects leading to a tire blowout

If you were injured in an accident caused by a tire defect, you have a right to recover compensation from the manufacturer of the tire. Sudden tire blowouts caused by a tire defect often go undetected. Tire defects are generally latent errors that affect the integrity of the tire’s inner components. As such, tire defects are challenging to spot before an accident and require specialized knowledge and equipment to identify.

Tire defect litigation falls under product liability law, which allows an injured victim to hold a manufacturer strictly liable for all injuries caused by a defective product. However, before holding a manufacturer responsible for your injuries, it must be shown that the tire was defective.

As with all product liability claims, a tire can be defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing. As mentioned above, proving a tire was defective in one or more of these categories is a challenge that requires training, experience, and resources. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have extensive experience identifying tire defects and have successfully held nearly every major tire manufacturer in the world responsible for accidents caused by their failures.

If you were injured in a tire-related accident, it must be determined whether a defective tire caused the accident before forming any conclusions on liability.

Working with an Austin tire defect attorney

You may feel overwhelmed after sustaining a serious injury or losing a loved one in a tire-related accident. You probably don’t know how to move forward or may think that you are responsible for the accident. These are valid concerns. However, when faced with a tire-related accident, it is important to recognize that you cannot do this alone. The obvious cause of a tire-related accident is driver error; however, to form this conclusion without properly ruling out other potential causes is unfair to you and allows guilty parties to walk away without consequence.

A trained tire defect attorney will help you identify the actual cause of the accident and hold the responsible parties accountable. At The Ammons Law Firm, we provide independent legal investigations without any upfront fees to ensure you have a right to recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. We have served the Austin community for over thirty years and have helped thousands of injured clients across the nation receive fair compensation by holding service companies and manufacturers responsible for their actions.

If you need a law firm that you can trust and a team you can count on, you call The Ammons Law Firm.

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