I recently posted a news story about a fatal accident in Boynton Beach that was caused by a blown tire. Tire-blowout car accidents are not unusual and can be very serious. Tire blowouts are responsible for about 400 deaths and thousands of injuries each year.
There are several reasons why Florida tire-blowout accidents occur. They include:
- Improper tire inflation
- Driving on worn or poorly maintained tires
- Potholes or road damage
- Punctures or gashes from debris in the road
- Small punctures that allow air to leak unnoticeably
- Vehicle overloading
- Manufacturer and design defects
The best way to prevent tire-blowout car crashes is to make sure your tires are properly maintained. Make a habit of visually inspecting your tires every time you get in your car. Get your tires rotated and professionally inspected every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. If a tire is worn, it should be replaced immediately.
Safe driving habits can also prevent tire-blowout crashes. Always follow at a safe distance, so you have time to avoid debris and potholes. If you have a tire blowout, a safe following distance may allow you time to regain control of your vehicle.
If you've have been injured in a Palm Beach County tire-blowout car crash, don't assume that you are at fault. Your accident may have been caused by a defective tire. To learn more, contact a West Palm Beach accident injury attorney. Contact West Palm Beach accident injury attorney David Glatthorn at 888-340-2660.