Tire blowouts lead to a significant number of Texas car accidents each year – once a tire blows, it can be extremely difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles especially if they are driving at a high rate of speed.
But what causes tire blowouts, and who is at fault when a tire blowout causes an accident?
Tire blowouts can be caused in a number of ways:
- Potholes or other road maintenance issues. Problems with the pavement can cause your tire to strike the ground with significant force, causing a blowout.
- An object in the road. Anything from a piece of debris from a rock to a nail can cause your tire to blow suddenly.
- A small puncture and slow leak. If you have a leaky tire, that tire is more susceptible to a blowout while driving as a puncture can cause a chance in tire pressure or suddenly tear.
- Incorrect air pressure. Checking your tires’ air pressure regularly can help prevent flat tires and increase your gas mileage.
- An overweight vehicle. Vehicles that are carrying overweight loads are at danger for a tire blowout. This is a common issue with commercial trucks who break commercial load regulations.
As you can see, some causes of tire blowouts are purely accidental and difficult to prevent. However, other causes of tire blowouts are the result of negligence. For example, if you are involved in a commercial truck accident that was caused by a tire blowout – and the tire blowout was caused by an overloaded truck – the trucking company is at fault for the crash. In the same way, if you are injured after a tire blowout caused by debris in the road, the vehicle which dropped that debris could be at fault for your accident.
It is vital that you understand what caused your tire blowout and your vehicle accident if you would like to receive compensation for your Texas car crash. At Rasansky Law Firm, we can help you analyze the evidence of your case and understand whether you should take legal action. Call today to schedule a no-obligation appointment with one of our Dallas car accident attorneys.