Superior, Arizona – A single-vehicle rollover accident in Superior, Arizona, resulted in seven people being ejected from the vehicle.
According to reports, on Monday, April 3, an unidentified driver lost control of a westbound vehicle after a tire blowout, causing the vehicle to roll near milepost 217 on US 60.
The Arizona Department of Transportation stated that seven occupants were ejected during the accident, but no fatalities were recorded. The westbound lanes were closed as emergency personnel attended the scene, but they have been reopened.
Authorities reported multiple injuries were sustained in the crash.
No further information was immediately available.
The cause of the blowout must be determined for the motorists to receive financial assistance under the law.
A tire defect accident is an accident caused by a defect in the tire. Defects are generally not visible to the naked eye and are only discovered after the tire fails. Unfortunately, controlling a car after a tire blowout caused by a defect is often times more difficult than controlling a car after a blowout caused by impact, age, or some other factor. When a tire fails due to a defect, the tire’s tread often separates from the body of the tire, having an ice-like effect.
There are two facts from this crash that raise suspicions that this tire was defective. First, heat has a negative effect on tires. Many of our cases are in Arizona because Arizona’s hot, dry heat further weakens already defective tires and leads to blowouts quite regularly. Second, the driver was not able to retain control of the vehicle, suggesting the blowout resulted in an ice-like effect, an effect that often accompanies blowouts caused by defects.
Tire manufacturers are responsible for injuries caused by accidents resulting from defective tires. Manufacturers have a duty to produce tires that function as designed, and when a tire blows out before it wears out because of a defect caused by the manufacturer, the manufacturer can be held responsible in a court of law for all damages arising from the crash. This includes payment for the medical expenses incurred during treatment and compensation for the pain and suffering endured during recovery. If the injuries are permanent, the manufacturer may be liable for a lifetime of suffering.
The financial costs associated with this crash are likely overwhelming for those involved. To recover the compensation needed to rebuild and move forward, the accident will need to be investigated by trained attorneys experienced in tire defect litigation. The tire will be thoroughly analyzed to determine the cause of failure. If it is determined that the tire failed because of a defect, a lawsuit against the manufacturer will need to be brought to ensure the manufacturer does not escape liability for its wrongful conduct.
Having handled many tire defect rollover accidents, I am grateful to learn that no occupants in this crash have reportedly died. This is rare, considering the seriousness of the accident. Nevertheless, the injuries suffered are likely life-changing, and the victims will need significant support going forward. I hope they can find this support and receive the help they need during this difficult time.
As tire defect attorneys, we help clients across the nation hold manufacturers responsible for defective tires. As. Heat has a negative impact on tires and often leads to premature failures. Because of this, many of the cases we handle are in Arizona.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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