Tire Blowout Accidents Resulting from Poor Repair and Maintenance
If you are involved in a tire-related accident, it is important to determine if the blowout was caused by faulty repair or maintenance. Our firm handles cases nationwide caused by repair shops failing to install, maintain, or repair a tire properly. For example, a mechanic may install a directional tire backward, increasing the risk of hydroplaning—a common cause of tire-related accidents. Alternatively, a shop may install a tire that cannot support the vehicle’s weight, causing undue stress on the tire and leading to preventable accidents. Whatever the case, determining whether a faulty repair caused the accident is essential to ensuring the responsible party is held accountable.
At The Ammons Law Firm, we have helped our clients recover compensation for hundreds of tire-related accidents in Dallas and across the country. With this experience, we can quickly determine why your tire blew out and whether your accident was caused by improper repair or maintenance. When appropriate, we will hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Tire Blowout Accidents Resulting from Tire Defects
Another cause of a sudden tire blowout is a tire defect. A tire defect occurs when the tire leaves the manufacturer with structural flaws. A defective tire is structurally unsound and more likely to fail under normal operating conditions. Unfortunately, most tire defects are not discovered until after a serious accident has occurred. Because of this, trained lawyers and industry experts must inspect the tire to determine if a latent defect was present when the tire was manufactured.
Holding a manufacturer accountable for a defective tire is a difficult task that requires experience and resources. At The Ammons Law Firm, we are routinely called upon by lawyers across the nation to handle cases involving defective tires because we understand this area of the law. If you were injured in a tire accident, determining whether a defect contributed to your accident is essential to recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Recoverable Damages in a Tire Blowout Accident
When you are injured in an accident following a tire blowout, you may be entitled to monetary damages from the negligent party for your injuries. While the nature of your injuries will largely dictate your ultimate recovery, Texas law allows injured victims to recover economic and non-economic damages.
Economic Damages in Accident Cases
Economic damages are the monetary expenses incurred because of the accident. These damages are quantifiable and readily ascertainable. Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses, including those for immediate and ongoing treatment
- Past and future disability expenses
- Lost wages due to time off work to recover
- Loss of future earning capacity
- The costs of replacing damaged property, including vehicles
- Other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the accident
Some economic damages are readily apparent and easy to prove. However, others, like loss of future earning capacity, require the help of trained experts who can forecast the future effects of your injuries. At The Ammons Law Firm, we will help you identify and prove all economic damages you may be entitled to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Non-Economic Damages in Accident Cases
Non-economic damages help compensate accident victims for the intangible losses caused by an accident. These damages are more difficult to calculate because of their subjective and non-monetary nature. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and physical impairment
Because these damages are unique to each client, defendants are hesitant to pay these damages without a fight. At The Ammons Law Firm, we spend significant time and resources to convey how your injuries affect your life. This attention to detail ensures our clients receive the maximum compensation available under the law.
Contact our Dallas Tire Defect Attorneys
The Ammons Law Firm has served the Dallas community for over thirty years and has helped hundreds of clients recover from manufacturers and service companies in tire-related accidents. We are passionate about helping injured clients receive the justice they deserve in the face of insurmountable odds.
When you need a law firm that you can trust and a team you can count on, you call the Ammons Law Firm.