As a driver, it is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle’s tires are well maintained and contain the right amount of air pressure. A quick review of your car’s condition can save lives. It is also the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that your car’s tires are manufactured properly. Likewise, retailers must ensure that tires are safe and defect-free, and auto mechanics who install tires must take responsibility when installing tires onto your vehicle.
A vehicle with defective tires can increase the risk of an auto accident. Many defective tire related auto accidents result in the vehicle rolling over, and the chances of sustaining severe injuries is increased when the auto accident involves a rollover.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis reported in 2012 that up to 25 percent of rollover auto accidents are the result of tire blowouts, often caused by tire defects. When SUVs are the vehicles suffering the accident, up to 45 percent are found to have suffered pre-crash tire blowouts, often due to tire defects.
If a defective tire has been determined as the cause of your auto accident, you need the help of an experienced attorney. An auto accident attorney can ensure your accident is properly investigated and that you are compensated appropriately for the expenses associated with your injuries.
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