Car accidents can either be caused by the fault on the part of drivers or the malfunctioning of any component of the vehicle. Among car accidents that occur due to the failure of vehicle components, tire defects might top the list. Since tires are responsible for translating kinetic energy of the car engine into motion, therefore any defect in them can turn into a bad accident. In addition, tire defects popping up in a moving car are more dangerous in terms of the gravity of the accident.
Let’s have a look at some of the most common tires defects that might cause car accidents. It is important to inform yourself regarding accident-causing tire defects in order to ensure safe driving. Safe and sound practices of driving are central to protect precious lives (including yours!), and also to avoid legal proceedings following a car accident.
Wearing and weak rubber
Secondhand tires and the ones resting on the shelves for a long period of time often have this defect. It is easy to understand that the rubber surface of the tire, no matter how good it is, wears down with time. In addition, the environmental wear and tear can also weaken the rubber of unused tires.
Tires with this defect become extremely vulnerable to sudden blowouts during the movement. A tire blowout at a high speed can result in a complete loss of driver’s control resulting in a fatal car accident. In such blowouts, the affected car can also flip over.
Overinflated tires can also result in car accidents. When a tire is overfilled, its’ center becomes more exposed to wear and tear, increasing the chances of sudden tire bursts. For that matter, it is always imperative to maintain tire pressure of your vehicle recommended in the user’s manual.
The disintegration of the tread from the rest of the vehicle is one of the deadliest tire defects that could happen. Tread disintegration usually happens for two reasons.
· Due to frequent overinflating of tires
· Speeding the car with tires that have already completed their operational life
The disintegration of tread at high speed has very serious prospects because car getting out of control at that instant only increases the severity of the accident. Separation of two tread belts also meets the same fate.
Improperly installed tires
Tires can automatically turn into a defective piece if they are not properly installed. Misaligned tire installation, for instance, can increase the chances of car accidents on roads with poor conditions or during high-speeding of the vehicle.
Material and design prone to defects
Some tires are intrinsically defective because of their material or design. Such poorly manufactured tires pose a constant threat of car accidents. Therefore, don’t compromise on the quality of tires when you are going to replace them.
Lawsuits dealing with car accidents caused by tire defects have to take care of several technical and circumstantial aspects. Such distinctive details can only be taken care of by an attorney with a vast experience of spearheading lawsuits that involve vehicular accidents.
Tire Defects | Attorney Javier Marcos
If you have been in a car accident due to tire defects, call Attorney Javier Marcos for help. The most common tire defects include tread separation, tread and steel belt separation and tire damaged during mounting process. Call 24 hours for a free consultation 713.999.4444. We go to you, you do not pay unless we win the case and we all speak spanish.