As the only points of contact between a motor vehicle and the roadway, tires are subject to most of the strain of driving. They travel over pavement that is often rough or covered with debris; they support the weight of vehicles, drivers, and passengers. Since the role that they play in the proper and safe function of an automobile is so important, any failures can have devastating consequences.
Unfortunately, some tires are built faultily, and no amount of maintenance or care on the part of the owner will be able to prevent a blowout. If you have been hurt in an accident that appears to have been caused by a catastrophic blowout, contact the Milwaukee auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
Causes of Blowouts
Many conditions may cause catastrophic blowouts. Individuals may accidentally run over a sharp piece of road debris or a tire may be under or overinflated. In many cases, though, tires blow out because they are defective. Defects that may lead to blowouts include:
- Separation of the tire’s tread
- Faulty support cables in the tire
- Weak rubber composite
- Defective wheel-mounting design
These errors all occur during the manufacturing stage of a tire, though it is important to note that some tires are just designed poorly. Regardless of whether the defect is in design or manufacturing, individuals who suffer harm because of these tires defects may be entitled to financial compensation.
Catastrophic blowouts can cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle, leading to life-threatening accidents. If you or your loved ones were injured in an auto accident resulting from a catastrophic blowout associated with a defective tire, contact the Milwaukee auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.