Tire Blowouts and Rollover Accidents
One of the most dangerous types of car accidents is a rollover. Although there is no one cause of rollovers, a common source of these devastating accidents is tire defects. Defective tires can lead to blowouts, which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
It is your responsibility to check your tires and make sure that they are properly inflated. However, you cannot always know if one of your tires has an internal defect. If a tire defect has caused a blowout on your vehicle, you should hold the manufacturer responsible for this act of negligence. Contact a Stevens Point car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 for more information.
Tire Defects that Can Cause Blowouts
A flat tire often results from running over a sharp object. This causes a gradual release of air that can slowly flatten your tire. Contrastingly, blowouts typically occur when the tread separates from the rest of the tire. This rapid release of air is often due to tire defects such as:
- Improper adhesive
- Contaminated adhesive
- Unsafe tire design
- Oxidation of metal components
Rollovers from Blowouts
As tire tread splits from the wheel rim, the metal edge of the rim can bite into the pavement. This causes an abrupt stop to the wheel’s motion. However, because blowouts most often occur when the car is going at a high rate of speed, the momentum of the vehicle can carry it forward, over the wheel. This can result in an extremely serious rollover accident.
Tire manufacturers should make sure that their products are made with the care and attention to detail so that they do not burst while you are driving. If a tire defect or other auto problem leads to an auto accident for you or someone you love, you should contact a Stevens Point auto accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.