We depend on our vehicles to get us to our destinations safely. But sometimes components of a car aren’t made well and can’t provide that safety. One of the main parts of a car that can be hazardous are the tires. When a tire is defective and breaks down while driving, you lose your grip on the road. This prevents the ability to turn, slow down, and can, unfortunately, result in a collision. If this has happened to you in Nebraska, you need a dependable Omaha tire defect lawyer from Welsh & Welsh on your side.
Common Tire Defects
There are several defects that tire can have that can make them hazardous. Some of the most common defects include the following:
- Tread Separation. When the tire tread comes off the tire, the tire fails and the driver can no longer effectively control the vehicle.
- Tire Pressure. When a tire has too much air pressure, the tire can produce a lot of heat and wear on the tire. This prevents the tire from absorbing shock from the road. Traveling at high speeds and hitting something on the road could cause a blowout.
- Tire Lacks All Parts. Tires are made up of specific components that work together to make the tire run smoothly and safely. When some of these parts are left out, the tire can’t perform safely.
- Poor Retreading. People may try to get their tires retreaded instead of purchasing a new tire to save money. Sometimes the retreading isn’t done correctly, making the tire hazardous and unfit for the road.
How Do Tires Fail?
Other components need to be considered when a tire fails. There are circumstances that can make the tire’s defects become more apparent or external factors that weaken the tires.
- Inflation Issues. When a tire doesn’t have enough air, the tire can start to flex which causes overheating and tread separation.
- Misalignment. Tires need to be placed on the car so they’re even. When one part of the tire isn’t touching the road, the other side gets worn more easily.
- Road Debris. Problems with the road or objects in the road can either exacerbate tire issues or be the main cause. Potholes can pop tiresor damage them. Other debris in the road like nails or glass can get embedded in the tire or cause cracks or tears where pressure will leak out.
There are more possible tire defects that can cause an accident. If your accident was caused by a tire failure and you want to know if you have a valid claim, you can ask one of our Omaha lawyers.
Hazardous Tires Can Cause Injuries
When a tire fails, the driver loses control of the car. These accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries that could potentially make you miss work or spend time in the hospital. Severe damage can be done to the brain and the spine. These injuries can end up with permanent complications like paralysis, which can affect a person’s ability to move and communicate. Broken bones, sprains, lacerations, and bruises can also result from an accident.
Who Is Liable?
Liability is difficult to prove in a car accident caused by a defective tire because there are a lot of factors to consider. There’s a possibility the tire manufacturer is at fault. They could have built a tire that didn’t have all the necessary components to save money or didn’t properly test their product before releasing it. There’s also a chance your tires weren’t placed correctly on your car.
Your mechanic may be at fault for not aligning your tires so while you drove, parts of the tires wore down more quickly and blew out. If debris on the road was left for an unreasonable amount of time and should have been cleaned up, you may have a case against those responsible for keeping the roads clear. Your lawyer will look into your case and investigate the cause of the accident and who made the error.
There could be a situation where your loved one was involved in an accident caused by a tire defect. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, we will do everything to get them justice. Our Omaha wrongful death lawyers are ready to help and we will stand up to manufacturing companies so they have to own up to their mistakes.
How Can an Omaha Tire Defect Lawyer Help You?
The Omaha car accident lawyers at Welsh & Welsh know how traumatic a car crash can be when it’s caused by a defective tire. Suddenly losing control of the vehicle is a terrifying thing to experience. Your injuries may be causing a lot of pain and stress, but that’s why we’re here to help. We will defend your rights and show that the accident was not your fault. We’ll make sure the responsible party is held accountable for their negligence.
You can have peace of mind that your best interests are being protected and skilled professionals are fighting to get you fair compensation that will help you with the financial costs of the accident. Get in touch with our office today for a free consultation.