Tire Failure and Safety
Tires are an integral part of vehicle safety. They form the connection between the vehicle and the roadway, dictating the level of traction, the grip on the road, and how easily the vehicle accelerates and safely makes turns. Because so many rollover accidents are the result of tire blowouts and weak tire treading in top heavy vehicles like SUVs, trucks, and vans, the integrity of the vehicle’s tires is a primary concern. Without the proper manufacturing, installation, and design of tires, a severe rollover accident may occur.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident due to tire failure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable legal professional, contact the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858.
Significance of Tire Safety for Sport Utility Vehicles, Vans, and Trucks
According to an engineer interviewed by CBS news in 2009, tire failure almost certainly leads to rollovers for 15 passenger vans. While 15 passenger vans are extremely prone to rollover accidents, the same may be said in many cases for SUVs and trucks. This is because of the inherent instability of many of these vehicles.
When a tire explodes or suddenly fails on one of these vehicles, the driver will attempt to maintain control of the vehicle. Unfortunately, it is often too difficult to keep top heavy vehicles from spinning out of control once a tire has blown out. Although tires should always be up to par, studies have shown that many vehicles, such as the Ford Explorer, are vulnerable no matter what brand of tire is used.
If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover accident that was caused by a tire blowout or poor tire treading, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you determine whether you are eligible to seek compensation for you medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Contact our offices at 800-883-9858 today.