Tire safety: Blowout might have caused fatal crash on I-10

Following a fatal car accident on Interstate 10 on a recent Friday, it was determined that a tire blowout might have caused the incident. This led to safety authorities reminding vehicle owners about tire safety. The Arizona heat takes a toll on tires, and local people are advised to replace tires after five or six years. Drivers are also urged to check the tread on the tires at least once every month.

However, not all blowouts result from the negligence of drivers who fail to check tire pressure and tread. Thousands of people suffer the consequences of tire defects every year. When a blowout occurs, the results vary but often have devastating effects. Furthermore, when a tire defect causes a crash, it typically involves more vehicles and their occupants, leaving all to deal with emotional, physical and financial problems.

While it will always be a good practice to check tire conditions frequently, a defect may not be evident, and it may take years before it causes an accident. However, tracing a blowout back to a manufacturing defect can be challenging. Once a defect is identified, legal action can be taken, but establishing negligence on the part of the manufacturer will be another stumbling block.

Victims of car accidents in Arizona that resulted from blowouts may find it helpful to consult with an attorney who has extensive experience in dealing with tire safety and defects. A lawyer can assist with the investigation to determine whether a tire defect existed and to establish negligence, which is the basis of any personal injury lawsuit. With experienced legal counsel to advocate for them, the victims of such an accident will have a better chance of recovering economic and noneconomic damages.

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