The danger of bad tyres. One of the most important aspects of a vehicle that keeps the driver safe is the tyre. When these have been created with defects, they may endanger the life of the vehicle operator.
There are various types of defects that may cause a blowout or damage to the car if they explode. However, the moment the tyre causes an accident, the person behind the wheel is subject to potential injury and causing harm to others on the road. This could hurt the passengers of the cars involved as well as other drivers. It is important to know what to do after the defective tyre has initiated an incident.
Tyre Defects of Old or Weak Rubber and Underfilled or Overfilled
Many tyres are passed their expiration date for use because they sit on shelves long after they should have been put to use. This means even when purchased as new, they are old. The rubber may also be weak which leads to a blowout if high speeds or a certain amount of pressure through hard breaking is involved. The rubber may dry out and crack to cause the incident. Tyres may also be purchased or used when they have been overfilled or underfilled with air. This could cause an accident the moment they are used on the road. Documentation should always be obtained and recorded when these materials are purchased and used for any potential claim needed later. This ensures the issue may be traced to the responsible party for the negligence of
care for the tyres.
Separation of Tread and Defective Materials and Design of Tyres
When the tread becomes separated from the rest of the tyre, a deadly incident may occur. This usually occurs through the use of high speeds on the road, and it causes the possibility of a wreck to increase with the injuries being more substantial and serious. Fatalities may transpire with this defective issue. In certain instances, tyres are designed in a poor manner. However, other situations have the wheel manufactured with defective materials that are of a lesser grade. This is done to save money and time. It is vital that the source of the purchase is recorded so that either the distributor or the manufacturer of the defective equipment may be held responsible for the incident that occurred due to the tyre issues.
The Cause of Blowouts in Car Accidents
There are many causes for a tyre blowout, but these usually are due to road concerns. Potholes may cause damage as well as crumbling road conditions. Cuts in the tyre could lead to a rapid loss of air inside the tubes. Smaller punctures in the wheel may cause slow air escapes with a failure of pressure. An overload of the tyre could cause it to give way to a blowout. These issues could occur at any point when on the road. It is important to check the pressure and tread before going at high speeds to avoid a potentially disastrous event from occurring.
Avoiding Tyre Issues
It is crucial to prepare ahead of time to avoid potential issues. This usually means checking pressure, looking over the wheels to determine if there are concerns to be dealt with and brining gear if a flat occurs. The rate of speed currently in use at the time of the blowout should continue so that the traction is not compromised. This same speed should be employed with a gradual slow down. To avoid the possibility of drifting into another lane, the driver should counter-steer to offset the blown out tyre. After the vehicle has stabilized, then the gradual slower speed may be employed to pull over to the side of the road and avoid oncoming traffic. A safe distance should be used between vehicles so that these issues do not lead to an immediate accident. Debris and foreign objects on the road should be avoided as they may cause these blowouts.
The Importance of an Expert Witness
Because the understanding of tyre defects and concerns is often complicated, an expert witness should be retained to explain in detail how these problems arise and affect those involved. While the subject seems simple, the consequences of purchasing or using a defective wheel could lead to severe injury, loss of life and extensive property damage with multiple persons involved. The incident may lead to litigation by another party, and the expert witness may be used to show how the driver with the defective material is not at fault for the incident.