Every driver has a responsibility to look after the safety of everyone else on the road, which includes following traffic laws and making sure your vehicle is well-maintained. One extremely common hazard is a blown-out tire, which can make avoiding an accident almost impossible at high speeds. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by a vehicle defect, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim for damages.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire problems may contribute to 9% of the accidents on the roads every year, with a significant portion of those directly related to tire blowouts. Many of these flat tires are directly related to improper inflation, poor tread depth, and other factors which a more responsible, experienced driver should have noticed and taken care of. Unfortunately, their neglect in this area can have a significant impact on your life.
In general, most liable drivers will claim that they didn't know about the state of their tires, but this is usually not a valid legal excuse. In a certain respect, failing to check your tires regularly is itself an act of negligence, which may eventually result in injuries to other people. If you or a loved one has suffered due to another driver's tire blowout, a skilled personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect compensation. By identifying all liable parties, they can help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
For 17 years, the The Gil Law Firm has served accident victims throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, providing high-quality legal services and dedicated representation. For more about their personal injury services, visit their website now, follow their Facebook for updates, or call (334) 673-0100 to schedule a consultation at their Dothan office today.