Imagine you are traveling down the road and your tire blows out. You lose control of your vehicle and your car crashes. What do you do? Who is at fault? While some of the main causes of car collisions include negligent drivers, not many people consider the affects that a tire can have on the situation. For instance, when a tire blows out or becomes suddenly flat, how much does the chance of a car crash increase?
Tires can have plenty of issues, ranging from tread separation to over or under inflation. When this happens, even the smallest things such as high temperatures can cause the pressure to become too much for the tire to hold, blowing it out completely. These are actually common causes of crashes.
It is important to know what to look for to determine against whom you can take legal action and seek compensation for any injuries you have sustained. When a crash is caused by some kind of defect with the tire, you may be able to look at any of the parties up the distribution chain to consider legal action. This is because there are many parties involved that get the tire from one point to the other.
You may be able to file a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer if the tire was not made properly in the first place, or a tire store if they are attempting to pass off a used, retreaded tire as new. In either case, it is the responsibility of the company to make sure their products are safe and consumers are free of harm.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we know how serious these matters can be. Our Wisconsin car accident attorneys are here to stand by your side and represent you against the negligent party. We will take the time to learn all about your case, determine the liable party, and move forward with confidence. You deserve compensation. Let us help you seek it.
Contact our legal team today to discuss your potential lawsuit.