Blowout Accidents Caused by Poor Maintenance and Repair Services
Poor maintenance and repair may be a potential cause of a tire blowout accident. Occasionally, tires recently serviced by a repair shop or inspected during routine maintenance fail under normal operating conditions. Repair shops have a duty to repair tires correctly. Additionally, tire shops must install the right tires, on the right vehicle, in the correct direction. A repair shop that fails to install or repair a tire properly may be liable for an accident caused by the shop’s negligence.
Alternatively, service centers are required to inspect and inform consumers during routine maintenance of noticeable tire issues that could affect the tire’s integrity. This is especially true for commercial vehicles that are subject to stringent inspection and repair standards. A service center that negligently performs an inspection, fails to perform an inspection entirely, or neglects to notify a consumer of a potential tire issue, may be liable for an accident caused by the shop’s failure to identify and remedy the issue appropriately.
Whether a repair or service shop is responsible for your accident requires a detailed investigation of your vehicle, its tires, and all past maintenance records. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have conducted hundreds of investigations and have held countless tire and service centers responsible for blowout accidents caused by their negligence.
Blowout Accidents Caused by Tire Defects
Another potential cause of a tire blowout accident is a tire defect. A tire is defective when the condition of the tire is unreasonably dangerous at the time it left the manufacturer. Tire defects affect tires of all types and sizes and from all manufacturers.
Tire defect accidents are particularly worrisome because they occur without warning. Tire defects are often latent structural deformities within the tire’s body that cannot be discovered by routine maintenance and repair. Because of this, otherwise vigilant drivers are involved in accidents despite their best efforts to properly maintain and repair their vehicles. Tire defects are extremely dangerous and cause catastrophic accidents across the country.
It is difficult to determine if a tire defect caused a tire blowout. Trained experts must examine the tire’s internal components with special imaging technology to identify and prove structural errors present during manufacturing. If you are in an accident involving a tire blowout, securing the tire for proper examination is essential to establishing that the tire was defective and holding the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
Tire Defect Attorneys
A tire defect attorney is an attorney that focuses their profession on proving tire defects were the cause of a tire blowout accident. When you are in an accident involving a tire blowout, it is crucial to work with an attorney focusing on this area of the law because tire defect cases are highly complex and require specialized training. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have held tire manufacturers responsible for tire defects for over 30 years and are committed to ridding our roadways of dangerous tires.
Goodyear Tire Blowouts
Goodyear is one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the United States. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have litigated numerous cases against Goodyear for clients injured in accidents caused by defective Goodyear tires. Like other manufacturers, Goodyear tire has produced hundreds of thousands of defective tires and has been held responsible for numerous accidents.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe your Goodyear tire was defective, contact The Ammons Law Firm today.
Bridgestone Tire Blowouts
Our firm has been seeing an increase in accidents caused by Bridgestone tires that have failed under normal operating conditions. Unfortunately, many of these tires fail on big-rig vehicles, causing severe injuries and death to the truck’s occupants and fellow motorists. This is a concerning trend that will continue to occur if these defective tires remain on our roadways.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a Bridgestone tire, it is important to seek help from an attorney familiar with the defects affecting Bridgestone tires.
Contact our Lubbock Tire Defect Attorneys
At The Ammons Law Firm, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to hold manufacturers and service companies responsible for their wrongdoing and get you the compensation you need to move forward. Tire-related accidents are complicated cases that require training and experience. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have a proven track record of over $1 billion in compensation recovered for clients injured by corporate negligence and defective products. Our success is a direct result of our work ethic, experience, and commitment to our clients.