Tire Blowout Accidents in New Jersey
Tire Blowouts Cause Thousands of Accidents Every Year
The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that around 11,000 car crashes are caused by tire blowouts every year. The total number of blowouts have gone down ever since safety measures like tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been implemented in more vehicles, but there are still millions of cars on the road that lack this kind of warning system, and no warning system can protect drivers from negligence or manufacturing errors.
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Contact Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today if you were injured in a catastrophic accident caused by a tire blowout. We’ve spent 80 years fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout New Jersey, and have successfully recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients – $350 million have been recovered in the past five years alone. You need an experienced attorney to help you secure the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, and we’re ready and waiting to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
What Causes A Tire To Blow?
Underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire blowouts and they contribute to other hazards that could lead to a crash including increasing the distance it takes for your car to come to a complete stop while braking, reducing the tire’s ability to grip the road, and negatively impacting the handling of your car.
It’s important to keep a close eye on any wear and tear our tires develop throughout their lifetime. The average American drives more than 13,000 miles every year according to statistics released by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – that’s enough driving to get from Trenton, NJ to Vancouver, BC and back twice, with more than 1,000 miles left over. The stress that a several thousand-pound vehicle puts on your tires as you drive can’t be overlooked, and drivers who fail to take care of their tires are at risk of causing a terrible crash due to their negligence.
Even the most responsible driver can't prevent an accident if their vehicle contains defective parts, which is especially true in the case of tire blowouts.
There are three primary types of liability when it comes to tire defects:
- Defect in the design of the tire
- Defect in the manufacturing of the tire
- Failure to include proper warning
For example, most new tires are intended to last for about 10 years after purchase, and it’s the legal responsibility of both the retailer and the manufacturer to provide consumers with accurate information about the durability of their product and any defects that could put them at risk. Our experienced attorneys at Levinson Axelrod can thoroughly investigate your accident and determine all responsible parties. We are even committed to taking a negligent manufacturer to court if their product contained defects that caused your injuries.
What Can I Do If I Was A Passenger?
Even if you were just along for the ride, passengers involved in a catastrophic crash may be able to file a lawsuit in order to secure compensation for their injuries and any other damages they may have incurred. However, it may not be immediately clear who is liable for your injuries, which is where an experienced attorney can provide you with the assistance you need to determine the responsible party or parties and tailor your lawsuit to ensure that you can receive the maximum compensation possible. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash in order to identify who or what was at fault.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer Today
If you were seriously injured in a car crash, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of success. Our New Jersey car accident lawyers at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have spent their careers fighting to secure the maximum possible compensation for injured victims, and are dedicated to providing that elite level of service to every client who enters through our doors.
Give us a call at (732) 440-3089 to speak with one of our lawyers today, or fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation.