Car Tire Blowout Accidents

Miami Attorneys Helping Auto Collision Victims

When a tire deflates rapidly, either due to a road hazard, like a deep pothole, or another occurrence on the road, a dangerous car tire blowout accident can result. These accidents can lead to significant injuries, and even death, for victims involved. If you’ve been injured in a car tire blowout accident, the Miami car accident lawyers at our law firm can assist you in pursuing the proper claims against the parties responsible for your harm. Whether your injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, or a tire’s defect, we can help you pursue the financial assistance you may be entitled to as you recover. We serve clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as across South Florida, offering compassionate and seasoned legal representation for personal injury and wrongful death actions. Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation about your potential case and learn more about how we can help.

What Causes Car Tire Blowouts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported an estimate of 23,000 accidents, as well as 500 fatalities, attributable to tire blowouts. When a blowout occurs, a driver can often lose control of the vehicle, putting themselves and others at risk. There are several common causes that lead to a tire blowout, including:

  • Manufacturing or design defect in the tire
  • Old or worn out tires
  • Low tire pressure
  • Hitting a curb or other object
  • Puncture of the tire
  • Over-inflation
  • Vehicle carrying too much weight

Tires can also experience blowouts due to a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed or as a result of exposure to extremely hot conditions. Many of these situations leading to a tire blowout accident are indications of one or more party’s negligence. An experienced car accident attorney in Miami can assess whether you have a negligence claim.

Who’s Responsible After a Car Tire Blowout Accident

A driver is negligent, and responsible for causing an accident, if he or she has acted in an unreasonable manner, thereby breaching a duty they owe to other motorists, and causing another’s injuries. For instance, a driver who is speeding and hits a pothole going too fast, leading to a tire blowout collision, could be found negligent. Manufacturers can also be held strictly liable for defects in their products. Manufacturing defects occur when a tire is assembled incorrectly or there is some other mistake in the manufacturing process. A manufacturing defect usually only affects a few products, like those produced from a certain location or in a specific year. To recover damages from a responsible manufacturer, it must be shown that the tire was defective at the time it left the manufacturer’s control and that the defect caused a victim’s injuries. Once liability is shown, a victim can recover compensation for property loss, any past or future medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. Families of loved ones lost due to a fatal car tire blowout accident may also pursue action on a victim’s behalf in a wrongful death claim in order to receive damages related to burial or funeral expenses, loss of support, and outstanding medical costs related to the injury that led to a fatality. It is important to contact a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Miami as soon as possible following a collision to make sure your legal rights are properly protected.

Experienced Injury Representation in Miami

A tire blowout can occur anywhere, from a small residential street or when travelling on a busy highway. Regardless of where it happens, collisions caused by a car tire blowout can lead to significant injuries like brain or head trauma, broken bones, or even paralysis. The car accident attorneys at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon have the experience in these types of cases to ensure the proper investigation is conducted in order to identify those responsible for your harm and hold them accountable. While you focus on your recovery, we focus on your legal matters. We serve clients in communities including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and other cities in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties. If you’d like to learn more about your options following a car tire blowout accident, please call our office at (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation about your case.