Blowout Car Accidents
Tire blowouts are one of the most common causes of car accidents. Tire blowouts occur when tires have worn down to the point where they can no longer contain the air pressure inside and they explode, causing a vehicle to skid out of control. Especially on highways, tire blowouts can be disastrous on any size vehicle. Truck blowouts are the most severe due to the sheer mass of some commercial size trucks. This is why regulations on tire pressure and constant checks and measures are necessary to protect people who drive alongside commercial vehicles on the highway. If a tire blowout caused you to be involved in a car accident, call the Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at The Ansara Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Our firm has been fighting on behalf of injured victims to ensure that justice is served in their favor, and that they are rightfully compensated for any damages incurred as a result of negligent behavior on behalf of other motorists.
Blowout injury lawsuits are complicated and difficult to pursue. The law expects people to drive like reasonable people, obeying the rules of the road and driving at safe speeds. The burden of legal liability in car accidents falls upon the motorist who acted negligently and caused the accident. Blowouts are unique, because tires can explode beyond the control of a responsible driver. High pressure, balding tires or sharp debris in the road are beyond a person’s control and should not be the cause for a responsible driver to be held liable for any injuries sustained by their passengers or other affected vehicles. These accidents can be very dangerous, or even fatal. Some of the most common injuries sustained in blowout car accidents include:
- Brain damage
- Fractured or broken bones
- Scrapes and bruises
- Spinal injury
- Neck injury
- Psychological Trauma
Sometimes, an aggressive attorney can argue that the driver should be held responsible if the lighting is clear and the roadway debris that caused the accident were clearly visible and could have been easily avoided. If the piece of debris was small and difficult to see while driving, such as a nail or screw, then a case against the driver would be very difficult to pursue. If the debris was large like a block of concrete or a broken fender from another accident, filing a lawsuit against that driver could be more easily argued.
Accidents can create physical, emotional and financial turmoil for a family whose members are involved. If a victim of an accident is the main source of income for their family and they are severely injured, the fate of the whole family is essentially left up to the judge. Severe injuries like some of the ones mentioned above can be debilitating and potentially prevent that person from working and earning wages to support their family. If this kind of situation occurred as a result of a motorist acting negligently and abused their driving privilege, then the victim is entitled to monetary compensation for damages such as:
- Lost Wages: If injuries sustained from a car accident has prevented you from doing your job for any period of time, you deserve to be compensated by the driver whose negligence caused your injuries.
- Loss of Consortium: If a family member or loved one lost their life in a car accident caused by the negligence of another, then that driver is responsible for compensating you for your loss.
- Pain and Suffering: If your injuries sustained from a car accident that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver cause you to be in pain, then compensation may be awarded based on your pain and suffering.
- Medical Expenses: If your injuries sustained from a car accident cost you a substantial amount in medical expenses, then you are entitled to compensation.
- Loss of Propensity to Earn Income: If injuries sustained from a car accident are serious enough to prevent you from working and earning income, then the negligent party will be responsible to compensate you for any income that you would have otherwise been able to earn.
- Emotional Trauma: If a car accident causes you emotional trauma then you could be entitled to compensation.
- Property Damage: The party responsible for the accident is also responsible to cover any damages to the other vehicles involved.
Car accidents can be dangerous and debilitating. Without a solid attorney on your side, you could easily be taken advantage of by large and powerful legal teams that represent insurance companies. Call the South Florida car accident attorneys at The Ansara Law Firm immediately to discuss your legal options and find out if you could be compensated for any damages incurred. Check out our car accident do’s and don’ts page for more information.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in a tire blowout car accident, call the South Florida personal injury lawyers at The Ansara Law Firm at (954) 761-4011 for a free consultation.