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Warning Signs for Defective Tires to Avoid Car Accidents

Posted on in Auto Accidents

Houston Car Crash Injury LawyerThe results of a car accident caused by a defective tire can be catastrophic. Having a tire fail on a car, truck, or another motor vehicle can cause the driver to lose control and collide with roadside objects, other vehicles on the road, or pedestrians. This could put the driver, the passengers in the vehicle, and many others at risk of injury and even death. There are multiple reasons that a tire can be defective, and it may not always be possible to tell if there is a defect but knowing what possible signs to look for could help prevent a devastating accident in the future.

Tire Failure Warnings to Look For

Defective tires could cause tires to blowout while on the road, putting the driver, passengers, and others at risk. They could also lead to a lack of traction leading to a loss of control or an inability to stop the vehicle. No matter the cause, the higher the speed that the vehicle is traveling, the greater likelihood there is of an accident and injuries. If you see any of these signs, you should have the tires inspected by a professional and replaced if necessary.

  • Cuts or cracking - These typically appear on the sidewalls of the tires.

  • Uneven tread wear – There can be many causes of uneven wear, including damaged tires.

  • Excessively worn tread – This can be observed by looking at the tread-wear indicator bars on the tire.

  • Bulges or blisters – These could be a sign there are weak spots on the sidewall of the tire, which could lead to tire failure and cause an accident.

  • Excessive vibration – This could mean that the tire was not aligned or balanced correctly, but it could also mean that there is internal tire damage which could create a blowout.

Other Causes of Tire-Related Accidents

Improper installation or improper tire repair by a mechanic or tire installer could also cause an accident if the tires were overinflated, underinflated, the wrong size for your car, or were not refurbished correctly. In this case, the claim could be made against the tire installation or repair company for any damages incurred by the accident.

Contact a Houston Tire Defect Accident Attorney

Whatever the cause of the tire failure that caused an auto accident, it is important to contact a Harris County personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. You may have been driving the vehicle that caused the accident or you were injured in an accident due to defective tires on another vehicle. We can help gather the evidence needed and ensure that the victims of the accident receive the compensation that they deserve. Call us today at 281-643-2000 for your free consultation.



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