Blowouts and Rollover Accidents
A tire blowout is among the most dangerous single failures that can occur when a person is driving an automobile. In an instant, the vehicle loses its stability, and a motorist can lose control of his or her car. Often, blowouts are the result of tire defects that cause the tire to separate explosively. This can lead to severe motor vehicle accidents and can trigger rollovers, which are especially hazardous.
Auto defects often lead to devastating accidents because they can strike without warning when traveling at high rates of speed. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a blowout or other motor vehicle defect or malfunction, legal action may be appropriate. Contact an Appleton auto defect attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., at 800-242-2874 today.
Causes of Blowouts
Despite their fairly simple appearance, tires actually consist of many different layers of rubber and metal sheets underneath the thick rubber tread. The layers must be carefully assembled so that they can withstand both the air pressure and the weight of your car. If these layers are improperly constructed or glued, they can fly apart while you are driving, resulting in a blowout. Causes of blowouts include:
- Contaminants in the adhesive used to glue the layers
- Air pockets between layers
- Moisture in the layers of the tire
- Rusty metal components
Rollovers from Blowouts
Rollover accidents are often associated with blowouts. After a blowout, your tread can separate completely from the rim of your wheel. If the metal rim bites into the asphalt of the road, it can suddenly halt the rolling of your car. Instead, the momentum causes the car to rollover in the direction of its momentum. Vehicles are designed to limit the damage caused by frontal, rear, and side impacts but they are often ill-equipped to withstand the force of a rollover crash.
If you have been hurt in a crash caused by a defective tire's catastrophic failure, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Appleton auto defect lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., at 800-242-2874 today.