Who Is Liable for a Tire-Blowout Accident in California
Late for a meeting, you rush to your car, hop in, and whisk off to your destination. Pressed for time, your tires are the last thing on your mind. When your car comes to an abrupt halt, however, reality comes crashing down. You realize it was your tires that were the culprit.
Tire blowout accidents are surprisingly prevalent, with over 600 victims suffering accident-related fatalities in 2020. During these types of accidents, tire defects or flaws may result in the loss of control of your vehicle and subsequent severe injuries, begging the question: who is responsible for accident injuries and other accident-related losses?
At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp., we represent people who become injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless behavior. Sometimes, tire blowouts are caused by a tire defect or bad repair job. If you suspect your accident resulted from negligence, you should discuss your case with an experienced product liability attorney. We are prepared to conduct an extensive investigation into your accident and figure out who was at fault.
Whether responsibility falls on the tire manufacturer, repair shop, or tire retailer, we will fight for the complete monetary compensation you deserve. We have over 30 years of experience providing excellent legal representation. The people we represent are worth the fight.
Understanding Liability in a Tire-Blowout Accident in California
A tire-blowout accident is an accident caused by one or more defective tires and may result in lasting physical, emotional, and financial damages to the driver and any passengers in the car. Unlike many types of standard accidents, the drivers involved may not be at-fault for the collision. Under California personal injury law, the liable party may be someone who was not even at the scene of the accident, which could include the following:
- The company responsible for tire design
- The factory that manufactured the tire
- The company or retailer that sold the tire
- A repair shop or mechanic
If someone else’s negligence caused the tire problems that led to your accident and injuries, you may be eligible to seek compensatory damages through a personal injury or a product liability claim.
Recoverable Damages in a Successful Tire-Blowout Accident Claim
Depending on the extent of your injuries and other unique circumstances of your tire blowout accident, you may recover economic and non-economic damages suffered due to the tire defect. The following are accident-related losses you may recover in a successful claim:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Disability, scarring, or physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
It may be challenging to handle a tire-blowout accident claim without the help of an experienced lawyer. At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp., we can assess the value of your claim and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. With our representation, you don’t have to navigate legal complexities and challenges alone. Let us provide the resources and advocacy you need to focus on your recovery.
Speak With a Knowledgeable Car Accident Lawyer at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.
If you were harmed in a tire-blowout accident in California, the skilled personal injury attorneys at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. are here to help. With over 30 years of experience and billions recovered on behalf of our clients, we fight for the people we represent every step of the way.
Attorney Eric Ratinoff offers outstanding legal representation and takes his time to understand your injuries and how they impact your daily life. Schedule a complimentary claim consultation at (916) 970-9100 or fill out our contact form to speak with a highly qualified tire blowout accident lawyer.