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Tire Blowouts & Accidents

Auto accident attorneys offering guidance for injured accident victims

A tire blowout occurs when a tire bursts while a car is being driven, followed by a rapid loss of air pressure. Tire blowouts are sudden and unexpected — and when they occur on highways and other high-speed or high-traffic roads, they can be incredibly dangerous.

At the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC, our attorney and staff have more than 50 years of combined experience helping the victims of auto accidents. Using the skills we have developed by focusing solely on injury cases, we help victims recover compensation for injuries and losses when the negligence or fault of others causes an accident.

Negligence and tire blowouts in Charlotte, NC

When a tire blowout occurs, the actions of the driver with the flat tire and other drivers on the road can make the difference between a frightening but minor inconvenience and a catastrophic injury accident. All types of driver negligence may cause rear-end or other collisions, pileups or multiple car crashes:

  • Following too close to other drivers
  • Speeding
  • Sudden braking
  • Driver distraction or inattention
  • Unsafe lane changes or crossing multiple lanes
  • Swerving
  • Emergency lane sideswipe accidents

Liability of multiple parties in a car accident

Many car accidents have more than one cause. For example, the negligence of multiple drivers may cause an accident or make the resulting injuries worse. In the case of tire blowouts, an accident often begins when a defective tire blows out and then other drivers on the road add to the accident by driving negligently. If the driver with the blowout brakes suddenly, swerves or fails to safely maneuver the vehicle off the road, he or she may cause a serious accident.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a tire blowout and driver negligence,  a personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation under the North Carolina law of joint and several liability from a tire manufacturer or the negligent drivers and their insurers. Each party is responsible for the full cost of your injury, meaning you can recover full compensation from any negligent party, regardless of the percentage of fault, and they can sort it out among themselves. There are many factors involved when determining joint and several liability, so it is important to discuss your case with a thorough, experienced attorney.

Seek immediate representation when injured to protect your rights

Car accident claims are complicated, often involving in-depth investigations, accident reconstruction, multiple causes or contributing factors, multiple victims, and insurance issues. They are even more complicated when a possible tire defect and driver negligence are involved. At the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC, we understand these issues and have helped many clients through their claims to obtain a full recovery. To learn more about our services and skills, contact us online or call us at 704-412-4258 today for a free initial consultation.