Tire Blowouts


Skilled North Georgia Attorney for Those Injured in Accidents Resulting from Tire Blowouts

When worn or defective tires cause your crash in Marietta, Canton or the surrounding areas

If you were hurt in an accident caused by a tire blowout, or if your loved one was killed in such a crash, Nicholson Phillips can help you. We determine the reason for the tire failure and assist you in obtaining fair and necessary compensation for your injuries, related medical costs, property repairs or replacement, lost wages and emotional damages. For nearly 30 years, we have advocated for clients with many types of injuries, and we are well aware of the known risks of different tire brands, such as BFGoodrich, Cooper, Dunlop, Firestone, Goodyear, Hankook and Michelin.

What causes tire blowouts?

Personal injury attorneys know that tires might fail for a number of reasons, but the most common contributors to tire blowout accidents are product defects and tire wear. The Nicholson Phillips  can determine at which of the following production stages the defect occurred:

  • Design — The tire was designed in a way that rendered it ineffective, even when manufactured properly.
  • Manufacturing — The tire was not manufactured according to the design, or shoddy materials were used.
  • Directions — The directions for using the tire included inaccurate rotation or replacement guidelines or other misinformation.

Tire defects can cause the tires to malfunction unexpectedly, whether by exploding, separating from the tread or creating a blowout. When these types of events occur, drivers are likely to lose control of their vehicles and cause serious, even fatal accidents. Manufacturers are liable for the resulting damages.

When tire wear is the cause of the accident, it may be the fault of an entity, such as a trucking company, or a person, such as the car or truck driver. If a trucking company fails to perform regular maintenance checks for tire wear, clear signs could be missed that a tire needs to be replaced. And if an individual driving a car or other vehicle for personal use fails to take the vehicle in for regular inspections or to replace tires as often as recommended, that person could be found negligent if a tire blowout accident occurs. Additionally, retailers and resellers who purvey tires that are too old — essentially expired — or too worn to be safe could also be found liable.

Consult a skilled attorney who understands the complexities of tire blowout accident cases in North Georgia

When a tire blowout resulting from negligence or defects leaves you injured, it is only right that you seek compensation for your damages. Learn more about how Nicholson Phillips can help by calling our offices toll-free at 866.948.5700 or locally at 770.450.1891, or by contacting us online today. We provide free consultations and are easily accessible to North Georgia clients, including those in Marietta and Canton.