Balding Tires & Blowout Lawyers

Balding Tires & Blowout Lawyers

Are you in Texas? Were you injured in by a defective tire?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any injury or death and determining any possible claims.

The San Antonio Balding Tires & Blowout Lawyers at Carabin Shaw have over 20 years of legal experience in litigating personal injury claims law. Carabin Shaw has provided representation for countless motor vehicle accident victims whose injuries were caused by the negligence of others. We are very proud to work protecting the rights of parties who suffer injury and their family members when appropriate across Texas.

Balding Tires and Blowouts

According to the Federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least 10 percent of all vehicles are on the road with at least one tire with bald treads. Almost 550 people are killed each year in blown tire caused accidents. Balding of tire treads happens when a tire loses some fraction of an inch or more in tread. Treads are the grooves which provide traction while on the road. A “blowout” generally refers to a rupture, generally sudden, which is caused by pressure on a tire’s weak spot. Tire blowouts and balding can have many different causes, including:

  • Product or manufacturing defects
  • Alignment or brake issues
  • Potholes and road debris
  • Excessive weight in the vehicle
  • Lax or incomplete safety inspections
  • Under inflated tires
  • Poor maintenance
  • Hazards in the road way
  • Excessive heat
  • High speed

Blown-out and balding tires can be particularly dangerous when on a truck because their flying, heavy rubber can, and frequently does, strike another vehicle on the road at the time. The leftover tire casings are scattered across our Texas roadways. When encountered, this debris forces other, in danger, motorists to perform unplanned, sudden evasive maneuvers to make sure they don’t hit this obstacle. The debris left by blown out truck tires and the debris they cause can be a legal cause of collisions involving traffic. Retreaded tires frequently get blamed for such accidents. Big trucks have a very bad reputation for blown out tires because most, if not almost all, of the tires they use are “retreaded” rather than new. This practice saves trucking companies and truckers more than $3 billion annually. When their “savings” results in your being injured, they should pay. Call Carabin Shaw’s Balding Tires and Blowouts Attorneys in San Antonio today. We can, and do, get you your maximum chance at the best possible recovery allowed by law. We are standing by and ready to help.

Blowout and Balding as Negligence

Trucking companies and tuckers have a very basic, clear and convincing, incentive to only use retreaded tires and not purchase new ones. The use of these used tires also gives them a duty to consistently maintain and inspect those used tires so that they don’t cause injury to others through lack of such oversight. The Department of Transportation did an analysis of post-accident tire casings they recovered and discovered that operational issues and bad or lacking maintenance accounted for at least 32 percent of all failed tires. Causes of these issues which include negligence may include:

  • Overheating or excessive wear
  • Failure to repair or inspect
  • Mismatched tires or parts
  • Texting or talking
  • Weight violations
  • Lack of driver training
  • Driver fatigue
  • Intoxication
  • Speeding

If you need to make a claim against the seller or manufacturer of one or more tires, the San Antonio Balding Tires and Blowouts Lawyers at Carabin Shaw should be your first call. When deep pocket companies and careless drivers operate large trucks with under-inflated or balding tires, they can be legally liable for the accidents which get caused by any blown out tire. This is because federal and state laws require vehicle fleets to develop procedures to prevent operation in an unsafe manner and to use properly educated and trained drivers. In addition to the allegedly negligent truck driver, the actual trucking company and both of their insurers also have liability for any death or injury caused by crash related to tires. There may also be a products liability action against the manufacturer. Call Carabin Shaw’s Balding Tires and Blowout attorneys in San Antonio today for a free claim evaluation of your specific case, its facts and any potentially liable parties.

Are you in Texas? Were you injured in by a defective tire?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any injury or death and determining any possible claims.

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