Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that around 11,000 car crashes are caused by tire blowouts every year. Advancements in safety technology warning drivers about potentially dangerous changes in tire pressure like the implementation of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have helped cut down on the number of burst tires, but don’t address everything that can result in these types of incidents. Other issues, like errors during the manufacturing process and negligence, can’t be prevented in the same way. When these failures result in serious injuries, the best course of action may be to take your case to court.
Call our firm at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your legal options today.
It is in your best interest to seek legal counsel if you were seriously injured in a car accident, and our team of Houston car accident attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez is ready and waiting to hear your case. Our attorneys have represented thousands of injured victims throughout the years, and use the knowledge and experience gained from spending years in the courtroom and around the negotiation table to put our clients in the best position possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in your time of need.
How To Tire Blowouts Happen?
The average American drives more than 13,000 miles every year according to a report released by the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which is enough time on the road to get you from Houston to New York City and back four times. While cars are manufactured to take this much wear and tear, tires aren’t built quite as resiliently.
The most common factor that can cause a tire to burst is underinflation, but that issue also affects vehicles in other potentially dangerous ways. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s ability to brake, negatively impact its handling, reduce its traction on the road, and more. Wear and tear and age are two of the biggest factors that can lead to underinflation, but the issue could also be tied to the manufacturing process. Most tires are designed to last for 10 years between replacements, but this isn’t always the case. Both the manufacturer and retailer need to update their customers with any potential issues that could cut the life of their product down, and failure to do so could result in serious issues and potentially catastrophic crashes.
Hire Legal Counsel You Can Count On
At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to working with injured victims across the nation fight for the compensation they deserve. With more than 170 years of collective experience, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you work with our firm. Give us a call at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your situation over the phone today, or fill out our online form and get started with a free case evaluation.