Car Tire Blowout Accidents
Long Beach is a truly idyllic place for a drive. With ocean views along the Pacific Coast Highway and beautiful sunny weather, when you’re behind the wheel it’s easy to forget you have a care in the world. Unfortunately, however, even the most perfect drive can be disrupted if a nearby driver suddenly blows out their tire and causes a crash. Car tire blowout accidents are both common and dangerous, often leaving victims in shock, injured, and in need of medical care and legal assistance. If you’ve been injured in this type of accident, the lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. will fight for your rights and ensure that you are fully compensated for your damages.Car Tire Blowout Injury Facts
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017 alone there were 738 tire-related car accidents in the U.S. that resulted in fatalities. This is in addition tens of thousands of non-fatal accidents caused by tire blowouts. The Long Beach area has some of the nation’s most heavily travelled highways, so it is not unlikely that you could be afflicted by one of these accidents during an everyday commute or road trip to a nearby city.
While a tire blowout may not sound serious, because they often happen suddenly, the impact can be severe. Blowouts often result in major injuries including whiplash, severe lacerations, injuries to the spinal cord and internal organs, and even traumatic brain injuries.
If you have been injured in this kind of accident, your top priority should be to get medical help. Additionally, it is in your best interest to seek help from a Long Beach car accident lawyer. Even if you’re unsure whether or not you have a case, the lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. can help you understand your rights. If you do in fact have a case, we will fight for the compensation you deserve and ensure that the responsible party is held fully accountable for your losses.Causes of Car Tire Blowouts
A blown out tire can happen suddenly. Especially on busy Long Beach roadways where cars frequently follow at distances that are too closer for comfort, accidents can be severe. The problem is further exacerbated by the fact that even responsible drivers often don’t know how to properly or safely react to a blown out tire and make the accident even more dangerous.
Many drivers take care of regular oil changes and maintenance, but forget to regularly check their tires and notice when there’s a problem. Common causes of blown out tires include low tire pressure, overinflated tires, tires that are worn down from age, defective tires, and hitting a curb. As you can see, there can be a variety of responsible parties, from manufacturers to other drivers. Because of this, legal cases can be complex and working with a lawyer is often in the victim’s best interest.Tips for Prevention
Because car tire blowout accidents are common on Long Beach roadways, knowing how to safely respond is essential. As a driver, you should always keep your tires fully inflated.
If you so blow out a tire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission recommends taking your foot off the accelerator to slow down rather than immediately braking. Steer your vehicle in the direction you want to move, but do so carefully rather than by oversteering. Allow your car to slowly slow down and then gently apply the brakes as you steer your vehicle toward the roadside.
Even with the best prevention practices, blown out tires can cause serious accidents and injuries that require help from an experienced Long Beach attorney. If this happens to you, don’t hesitate to contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. Our team has years of experience defending the rights of local citizens and ensuring that they receive maximum compensation for injuries and other losses.Contact a Lawyer Today
Have you been injured in an accident in Long Beach because of a blown out tire? Contact Suliman Jamal and his experienced team today. Consultations are free and our knowledgeable legal team will take the time to help you fully understand your rights.
Get in touch with us today at 714-907-1021.