Car Tire Blowout Accidents
Wheaton and Schaumburg Lawyers Representing Auto Collision Victims
Experiencing a car tire blowout accident is a frightening experience that can lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident triggered by a tire blowout, our reliable Wheaton and Schaumburg car accident attorneys can potentially help you seek financial recovery for your harm. At Therman Law Offices, we understand that each case is different, which is why we customize our legal strategy to each individual’s situation.
Car Tire Blowout Accidents
When tire blowouts occur, they can lead to serious and even deadly accidents on the road. A tire blowout is the abrupt deflation of a tire. Tire blowouts are extremely dangerous as they can cause you to lose control of your car, especially when the car is traveling at high speed. This loss of control can lead to devastating accidents, such as those in which the car hits another vehicle or a stationary object.
Establishing Fault in Car Tire Blowout Accident Cases
Tire blowout accidents may be more common than you think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 11,000 crashes are caused by tire blowouts every year across the US. A tire blowout can be caused by driver error or faulty design or construction by a manufacturer. Regardless of what led to your tire blowout accident, you may be able to recover damages for your harm through a personal injury lawsuit.
Sometimes tires blow out because vehicle owners or drivers are careless about properly maintaining or replacing worn out tires and/or maintaining tire pressure. If you were injured in a tire blowout was caused by driver error, you may be able to hold that driver accountable through a negligence claim. In Illinois, negligence takes place when a driver causes an accident by failing to be prudent or sensible behind the wheel, thereby causing an accident and damages.
While driver error causes tire blowout accidents in some cases, defective tires are more often the cause. If a poorly designed or manufactured tire was the reason for your accident, you may be able to hold the tire manufacturer or retailer accountable through a products liability claim. These claims intend to hold manufacturers accountable for putting dangerous products into the hands of consumers. For example, accidents caused by tires made with defective treads that separate, retreaded tires, or even tires made of sub-standard materials could all give rise to a products liability claim.
Damages in Tire Blowout Accident Cases
One liability is established, we may be able to obtain financial recovery on your behalf. Property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and therapy costs are common examples of economic damages that could potentially be secured in your case. You can rest assured that we are committed to pursuing what you need to cover past, present, and future expenses. Every case is different and the specific dollar amount you may be entitled to will vary based on the nature and extent of the harm suffered. A skilled injury attorney can help you present a comprehensive accounting of your losses.
Time Frames in Illinois Car Accident Cases
Just like every other type of claim, victims of car accidents in Illinois have a limited time frame to sue the at-fault party. This time frame is known as the statute of limitations. Generally, car accident victims in Illinois have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim in civil court. If you do not file your claim within this time frame, you could permanently barred from filing a claim.
Skilled Car Accident Attorneys Serving Wheaton and Schaumburg
If you have been harmed in an accident caused by a tire blowout, we can help. At Therman Law Offices, our seasoned lawyers are committed to helping our clients seek the compensation they deserve for their harm. While we aim to settle every case, we are not afraid to vigorously advocate for your rights in the courtroom, if necessary. We proudly serve clients from Wheaton and Schaumburg, as well as Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, and Roselle. For more information about your legal rights and options, call us at 312-588-1900 or contact us online.