Tire blowouts usually come without warning. They often cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. If you got hurt in one of these collisions, our tire blowout accident lawyer in Texas could help you hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and losses.
Although many people might automatically think that the tire blowout resulted from a defect in the tire, that is only one of several possible causes of tire failure.
What Can Cause Tire Failure
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that these are the most significant causes of tire failure like blowouts, tread separation, and flat tires:
- Cuts, slashes, and other irregularities of the tire
- Improper tire pressure
- Exceeding the weight limits of the tire or vehicle
- Road hazards
Bearing these possible causes in mind, several potential defendants could be responsible for causing a tire blowout accident.
Who You Can Sue for a Tire Blowout Accident
You cannot sue every other driver involved in the crash, and the tire manufacturer is not automatically at fault when a tire blowout causes a collision. We will need to investigate the accident to find what caused the tire to fail.
- An overloaded tractor-trailer could experience a tire blowout that leads to a multi-vehicle collision. The truck driver, trucking company, or cargo loading company could be responsible.
- A vehicle with “bald” tires could have a blowout.
- A driver who does not keep the car’s tires at the correct pressure could be liable if that carelessness causes a tire blowout crash.
- When substandard street maintenance creates road hazards that cause someone’s tire blowout, that government agency could be responsible for the harm people suffer in the tire blowout accident.
You will want to talk with us right away, while the evidence that could prove fault and liability is still available.
How Much Compensation You Can Get for Your Tire Blowout Injury Claim
There is no way of knowing how much money you can get for your injury claim before we talk to you and investigate your case. At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., we investigate every accident claim we handle.
The money damages you could pursue depend on the unique facts of your situation. Here are some of the common categories of compensation in accident injury cases:
- Medical expenses necessary to treat your wounds. The ambulance, emergency room, hospital, doctors, physical therapy, and prescription drugs would fall into this category.
- Future medical care for your injuries.
- Long-term care if you suffered catastrophic injuries that leave you unable to live independently.
- Lost wages if you missed paychecks because of the collision, medical treatments, and recuperation time.
- Future lost wages if you cannot make as much money as before because of ongoing problems from your wounds. For example, if you have to work fewer hours or switch to a job that pays less money than your former job because of chronic pain or weakness, that financial loss could be included in your injury case.
- Pain and suffering for the inconvenience, emotional distress, and physical discomfort of your wounds.
- Other intangible losses, like loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When we talk with you, we will explore all the ways that the collision affected your life and pursue compensation for those damages.
Three Things to Do After a Tire Blowout Accident
You should do what is appropriate in your circumstances, and every tire blowout accident is different. Here are a few suggestions you might want to keep in mind after getting hurt in a motor vehicle collision:
- Call the police to come to the scene, investigate, and write a police report. Without a police report, the other driver might try to fabricate a story that pins the blame on you.
- Get medical attention right away. Some injuries do not show symptoms instantly, especially if you are feeling an adrenaline rush from the crisis of a crash.
- Talk to a personal injury lawyer from our firm promptly. You do not want evidence to disappear that could prove the cause of the crash, like a bald or defective tire. Getting one of our attorneys on board at once could preserve the strength of your case.
It can help if you write down every detail you can remember within a day or two of the accident. You might be surprised how quickly facts can fade from memory, particularly if you are dealing with your recovery.
You Can Afford Our Attorneys
You will not have to pay us any upfront legal fees to take care of your accident injury claim because we handle these cases on a contingency-fee basis. You do not pay us anything until you win. Our fee will come out of the settlement proceeds or court award.
You will know from the beginning the percentage that we will receive for our hard work. Also, we pay the out-of-pocket expenses like the court filing fee, expert witness fees, and other litigation costs. We get reimbursed at the end of the matter out of the winnings. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
The Benefits of Working With Our Tire Blowout Accident Lawyer in Texas
Our clients get to focus on getting better and rebuilding their lives because we are taking care of everything else. Our clients do not have the stress or inconvenience of having to deal with the claims adjuster or other insurance company personnel.
We have access to industry databases that show us how much money juries have awarded in cases like yours. This information helps us determine a fair and reasonable settlement amount for your injury claim.
If your case does not settle, we can file a lawsuit and ask the court to decide what is right. You need to be aware, however, that Texas law limits how much time you have to file a lawsuit. If you try to handle the case on your own and miss the filing deadline, you could forever lose the right to get money damages for your injuries.
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