We heavily rely on our motor vehicles to commute to work, get to school, travel, or conduct day-to-day activities. We depend on tires to be safe and durable for several years.
But what happens when our tires blowout or become shredded on roads or highways? If you suffered an injury caused by a defective tire blowout, you may have a case for filing a product liability lawsuit.
You can file suit against the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a product based on one or all of the following:
- Inherently defective design
- Defective construction
- Failure to adequately warn users of risk
However, there are a variety of ways which tire blowouts can occur and establishing liability is typically quite complex. The tire manufacturer may be at fault or even the injured party can be held accountable if the tire wasn’t properly maintained. It is imperative to preserve any sort of evidence which proves that a defective tire caused your collision.
Gathering Evidence of a Defective Tire Blowout
If you believe your tire blowout was caused by a defective tire, you must preserve whatever remains of the tire in order to be examined. Nevertheless, if you have been seriously hurt in a collision caused by a tire blowout, you may not be in any position to gather the pieces of your exploded tire from the road.
The police investigating the accident scene may take photos of your car. You could request copies of all accident scene pictures taken by law enforcement.
It may be possible that part of the blown tire remains on the wheel, so when your car is towed to a shop, ensure to ask them to preserve whatever is left of your blown tire. Both the tire and the wheel is substantially helpful since experts can analyze them and provide a testimony on the findings.
If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a tire blowout in Los Angeles, CA, contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation and request a free consultation with our experienced legal team today.