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Who Is Legally Responsible for Tire Blowout Accidents

WheelsTire blowout accidents scary, because when they occur, they are usually a surprise to everyone involved, including the driver of the vehicle who suffered the tire malfunction. In a typical accident, the at fault driver usually has time to correct their driving and take evasive maneuvers to lessen the impact and damage. In a tire blowout, however, the driver of the vehicle is usually startled by the malfunction and panics when faced with the need to make a split second decision. It is during that time that horrific and life altering accidents can occur as a result of an incorrect response to a blowout. Who then is liable for damages caused by such deadly tire blowout related accidents?

  1. The owners of a vehicle has a duty to maintain his/her automobile in a safe manner and proper operating condition. If a blowout was due to worn tires, then the driver and their insurance company would be responsible for all related damages.
  2. If the tire blowout was due to a recall or defective design, then the manufacturer could be liable for damages. Thousands of claims have been asserted against Bridgestone/Firestone alleging negligence due to manufactured tires that would separate at high speeds. If you believe your tires were subject to recall related to an accident, you should contact an experienced products liability attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm.
  3. If you recently had new tires installed or rotated, then there is a chance that said tires were not properly installed or rotated. In this instance, the tire installer would be responsible.  

 Accidents involving blowouts are complicated because of the number of factors and parties that must be considered. If your lawyer is not careful in exploring all your legal options, then a responsible party can easily avoid liability, leaving you responsible for paying your own medical bills and insurance claims.

If you believe your accident is related to a tire blowout that could have been prevented, then you owe it to yourself and your family to explore your legal and financial options. To discuss your matter with an attorney, contact The Chiozza Law Firm, which offers free consultations in person or via telephone at 901-526-9494.

We guarantee that no client will ever pay us a dime in personal injury cases if we are not successful in obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf. We put this in writing, along with our guarantee of a maximum 25% attorney fee in automobile accident cases, which you will find is usually lower than typical attorney fees in similar cases. This tends to put more money in the hands of our clients.

If you or a loved one needs legal advice or has been injured, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Know that The Chiozza Law Firm is here to help with all your legal needs. We specialize in auto, trucking and bicycle/motorcycle accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and criminal defense cases. Our office, conveniently located in Downtown Memphis, is the place we call home, welcoming walk-ins with no appointment necessary. If you can’t make it to the office or call, email Brian Chiozza at brian@chiozzalaw.com for assistance.


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