If you’ve been hurt in a car accident due to a defective tire, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our Tampa car accident lawyers at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help. Call us at (813) 686-7588, to get legal assistance today.
With over 50 years of collective legal experience in personal injury law and more than $120 million recovered for victims of accidents in Florida, our Tampa personal injury attorneys have earned a reputation for winning.
Contact our Tampa, Florida law offices today to get started. Your initial consultation is 100% free, and you pay no attorney’s fees unless we secure a monetary award on your behalf.
How Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Defective Tire Car Accident
At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we treat our clients like family members. That means we work just as hard for you as we would for our own. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are aware of what a tough time this is for you. We’ve seen it with countless clients, so we know the toll an accident can take on you and your family.
Mark Roman, our founding attorney, is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and our lawyers have been the recipients of numerous awards and recognition, including:
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
- Tampa Bay’s Top Trial Lawyers
- 10.0 Avvo Rating
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Super Lawyers
When you choose our Tampa car accident attorneys to represent you in your defective tire accident case, we’ll get right to work on the following:
- Conducting an independent investigation of your accident
- Reviewing critical evidence
- Consulting leading Tampa experts
- Calculating your damages
- Negotiating with all parties involved
If a settlement offer from the insurance company is insufficient, or if they deny your claim entirely, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court and represent you at trial.
How Do Defective Tires Cause Car Accidents?
Poor tire quality is one of the key vehicle defects that can lead to accidents. Tire maintenance is often ignored until it’s too late. The quality of the tires on your vehicle can make all the difference in your ability to keep the car under control.
Badly-maintained tires can lead to accidents involving severe injuries or fatalities.
Types of Tire Defects That Can Cause Automobile Crashes
Some of the more common causes of tire blowouts and other failures are:
When the tread falls away from the tire’s casing, it is called tread separation. This can result in imbalanced tires and eventually lead to rollover accidents.
Misalignment and defective suspension components can cause uneven tire wear and lead to punctures.
Defective Materials and Design
If a tire is made using defective materials or is designed poorly, this can lead to tire blowouts. When tire companies trade quality for profits, tire deterioration and failure are the unfortunate results.
Underfilled or Overfilled Tires
Inflating tires too much or not enough can result in deformed sidewalls on tires. This is especially dangerous in warm months when overheated tires can explode or detach.
Weak or Old Rubber
Tires do not last forever—even on the shelf. When you buy a tire, always be sure it has not been sitting on the shelf for too long. Older tires typically have rubber that is weaker and can be more dangerous.
Indicators To Look for When Inspecting Your Tires
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that tire maintenance is not a priority for many drivers.
Proper tire inspection includes the following checks:
- Variation in treadwear
- Sidewall splits or cracks
- Vibrations when driving that could suggest a misalignment
Tires typically come with a warranty that provides protection for a certain number of miles or a certain time period. Always take advantage of the warranty and get your tires examined or changed.
Contact Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers After a Defective Tire Car Accident in Tampa, FL
At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re known for helping our clients get the money they need for their recovery. We will do everything we can to bring you the same results.
Give our car accident attorneys in Tampa, FL a call today to get started. We will review your case and make initial recommendations on the next steps.