Can I Sue for a Tire Blowout?
Many people aren’t fully aware of liability when it comes to car accidents. You might think that you have no recourse for a single-car accident, for instance. If no other driver was involved, then you have to pay for the damages yourself, right? Not necessarily. There are other causes of vehicle wrecks and injuries that aren’t related to driver error.
Other parties can be negligent and cause an accident.
For example, if you are involved in a collision (single-car crash or multi-car) and your crash was brought about by a tire blowout, which party would be to blame for that? You’re probably thinking: Can I sue for a tire blowout? Yes, you can sue. You will have to prove fault, but you can go after the person responsible for your tire blowout.
Understanding When a Manufacturer, the Government, or a Mechanic Is Liable
You are fairly sure that a tire blowout is what caused you to crash, but how do you figure out what caused the blowout? You will have to determine what caused the blowout in the first place in order to figure out who is to blame, and thus who is liable, for your accident and related damages.
Here are some examples of what could cause a tire blowout and who could be liable in each case:
- Defective Tire – If a defect in tread or some other defect of the tire caused the blowout, the manufacturer could be liable for your injuries and losses.
- Improperly Serviced Tire – If you discover that your tire was overinflated, underinflated, or otherwise improperly serviced, you can pursue the mechanic or body shop for damages.
- Dangerous Road Conditions – When your tire blowout was caused by poor road conditions, you might be able to pursue the government for your losses.
Get Legal Help with Your Tire Blowout Claim
Now you have the answer to this question: Can I sue for a tire blowout? Yes, you can, but only if you can prove your case. It’s imperative that you gather evidence quickly so that you can show what caused the auto accident and who was at fault.
Call Halperin Law Center to discuss your car accident claim at 804-527-0100. You can also fill out the website form down below to reach us. We offer a free case review so that you can get answers to your questions without making a commitment.