Tire blowouts can easily result in a car accident, especially when driving at high speeds. The good news is that most tire blowouts are preventable. Here is what you should know:
Preventing a Blowout
It is every driver’s responsibility to make sure his or her tires are in a safe condition. There are two things you should do regularly to check the safety of your tires.
First, make sure your tire pressure is at the recommended level. Many tire blowouts occur when tire pressure drops below the manufacturer’s recommended level. You should check your tire pressure at least monthly, and more frequently in the summer when the pavement is hot.
Second, keep a close watch on tire wear and tear. The “penny test” is an easy way to check the tread depth of your tires. Insert a penny into the tread groove, with Abraham Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it is time to replace your tires.
What to Do in a Tire Blowout Accident
If you are in a car accident caused by another driver’s tire blowout, the other driver may be responsible for your injuries and property damage. It is important to quickly contact an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. Your attorney can work to ensure you are compensated for your injuries and damages.
If you have been in a tire blowout accident and need an attorney, contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.