Tire Blowout Motorcycle Accidents
When a tire blowout occurs on a four-wheel vehicle, serious accidents and injuries can result. However, when a tire blowout occurs on a two-wheeled motorcycle, those accidents and injuries can be even more devastating. Tire blowouts can happen for a number of reasons, including hazards present in the road, or due to a defect in the tire itself. Victims of tire blowout motorcycle accidents may feel as if they have no options when it comes to culpability, but there may be parties that can be held responsible for these types of collisions. Miami motorcycle accident attorney Robert Dixon of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims as well as family members who have lost loved ones in filing the appropriate claims against those liable for their harm. Our firm offers knowledgeable and seasoned legal representation for clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as elsewhere in South Florida. If you have questions regarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident involving a blown out tire, please contact our office today to set up a no obligation, free consultation to find out more about your options.Factors Leading to Tire Blowout Motorcycle Accidents
When a tire blowout happens, motorcyclists lose control of their vehicles, which can cause serious injuries not only to the riders, but also to others around them. A tire ‘blowout’ occurs when a tire suddenly and quickly deflates, which can occur due to a number of reasons. Most commonly, tire blowouts are the result of the following:
- Tire pressure being too low or too high.
- A puncture in the tire, due to a hazard or other object in the road.
- A tire that is old, or on which the tread has been worn.
- A defect in the design or manufacturing of the tire.
Even a minor tire manufacturing defect can cause a dangerous tread separation, which is more likely when a motorcycle is traveling at a fast speed or in very hot weather, which is common in South Florida. Accidents due to tire blowouts can cause permanent injury, and often times, prove fatal for those involved.Responsibility for Motorcycle Tire Blowout Injuries
Various parties can potentially be held responsible for the injuries that occur as a result of a tire blowout motorcycle accident. For one, municipalities have a duty to keep roads reasonably safe for drivers. This means if there is a dangerous pothole that has not been fixed for a significant amount of time, or another hazard in the road that punctures a motorcycle’s tire, the entity that has breached their duty could be held accountable. Most often, tire blowouts occur due to manufacturing defects. In these situations, manufacturers are strictly liable for mistakes made during the manufacturing process when that defect is present at the time the tire left its control and entered the stream of commerce. That defect must also be shown to have been the cause of the blowout, and therefore of a victim’s injuries in an accident. A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer can help you determine which claims may be available to you.Damages Available in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to damages for property loss, past and future medical costs, loss of income, lost earning capacity, and compensation for pain and suffering. Certain relatives whose loved one has died as a result of a fatal accident may be awarded amounts for burial or funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and reimbursement for outstanding medical bills related to the accident.Miami Attorneys Assisting Injured Motorcyclists
Motorcycle accidents are more likely than passenger vehicle accidents to result in permanent, life-altering harm such as traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and death. Making sure the proper parties are held accountable for such injuries can be vital in a victim’s recovery effort. Motorcycle collision lawyer Robert Dixon can help determine which parties may be held liable and pursue legal action to ensure victims seek the compensation they may be entitled to in order to aid in covering the costs of their injuries. If you need legal guidance in the aftermath of a tire blowout motorcycle accident, please call our office at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and speak with an attorney today. We represent clients in areas such as West Palm Beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.