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by Jeff Rasansky - February 25, 2012
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

There are things you can do to lower your risk of being in an accident caused by a tire blowout.

A flat tire can be much more than just an inconvenience. If you are going high speeds on a highway or interstate at the time of a tire blowout, you could be in danger of causing a serious car accident.

Here are four steps you can take to increase your chances of avoiding a crash after a tire blowout:

  • Never tailgate. Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles is one of the best ways to prevent colliding with another car in the event of a tire blowout.
  • Don’t slam on the brakes. Although it may be a natural reaction to immediately slam on the brakes after a tire blowout, this action can cause you to lose control of your car.
  • Don’t make drastic steering movements. The majority of accidents that follow tire blowouts occur when drivers overcorrect after a tire blowout, lose control of their car, and drive either into another lane or off of the road.
  • Slow the car and counter-steer. Because a tire blowout will throw your car’s trajectory off, it is necessary to slightly counter-steer to keep your car driving straight. After you have regained control, slow the car by taking your foot off the gas and lightly applying the brake.
  • Pull off the road to a safe place. Never stop in a lane of traffic. Pull onto a shoulder and exit the highway. Pull as far off of the road as you can safely manage.

Have you been injured in a Texas car accident that involved a tire blowout? Be sure you know who was at fault and whether you deserve compensation. Call the Dallas car accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm to schedule a free meeting with a lawyer and learn more about your case.

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