Incorrect Tire Repair
No one welcomes the sight of a flat tire. The time and cost it takes to repair or replace the tire can be a burden, in addition to the potential danger an incorrectly repaired tire poses. Tires are commonly repaired using the patch and plug method. In some cases, a tire may be judged to be repairable by a mechanic, when, in reality, a new tired is called for. In other cases, the tire may be repairable, but the repair is done incorrectly. In either case, the tire could experience tire tread separation. When this happens on vehicles traveling at high speeds or with high centers of gravity, the result may be a devastating rollover accident.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a rollover accident involving an incorrectly repaired tire, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. At the Willis Law Firm, our legal team understands that no one should have to pay the costly price of a rollover due to the negligence of others. To speak with someone at our firm about the possibility of obtaining financial compensation for your losses and suffering, contact our offices today at 800-883-9858.
Incorrect Patch and Plug Repairs
To repair a tire using a patch and plug method, the tire must be removed from the wheel. Examples of incorrectly repaired tires include:
- Patching only on the inside – When the patch is put on the damage to the inside of the tire, but does not completely fill the damage to the outside of the tire, air can find its way out of the tire, causing a tread separation
- Pushing a plug past the point of injury – With these types of incorrect repairs, the air is able to escape through the sides of the plug when the plug is pushed too far past the puncture of the tire
Correctly repairing a tire is imperative to the safety of a driver, passengers, and other drivers on the road.
Incorrect tire repairs can cause devastating consequences for passengers of the vehicle if there is a tire blowout while traveling down a busy highway or road. If you or a loved one was injured because of an accident involving tread separation, don’t hesitate to contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858 to discuss how you may be entitled to financial compensation from those who may be responsible.