Rollover accidents are a serious risk for all types of vehicles. However, the risk of an accident is particularly high for minivan, truck, and SUV owners.
According to the latest data provided by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), rollover accidents constituted around 32 percent of all crashes in 2015. Around 50 percent of the rollover accidents were fatal.
Of all the different reasons, tire tread separation and blowouts are the main causes of the rollover. They cause a sudden loss of control that can lead to catastrophic consequences. While most people think that the tire failure occurs due to over or under inflated tire, in actuality, they are often caused due to a manufacturing defect.
Legal Context of Tire Tread Separation / Blow Out Rollover Accidents
Accidents due to tire tread separation and blow out can result in a fatal auto accident. There are many factors that can lead to separation of the tread, which is also known as belt separation, and tire blow outs. The most common culprit is either:
· an old rubber tire or
· a defective rubber tire
Most tires have a shelf life of six years. Rubber dries over time and that leads to cracks. This is why you should always check the manufacturing date when purchasing tires. Make sure that the tires are not more than three years old.
Another common reason for tread separation and blowouts is a poor quality tire. Manufacturers must ensure proper quality control otherwise they will be held responsible for the defects. The manufacturer should issue a recall once a defect in the manufacturing process is detected. However, this is not always the case.
Get Legal Help if Injured in a Rollover Accident
If you or someone you know has been injured in a rollover accident, you must get professional legal help. A personal injury attorney can help you assess whether the accident occurred due to a manufacturing defect. In case the accident really occurred due to a manufacturing fault, you can file a claim in your local court.
An important point to remember is that the vehicle should be retained in the same condition it was in after the accident. This is imperative because the most important piece of evidence in this case is the vehicle itself.
Rollover accident? Call Attorney Javier Marcos
If you are a victim of a rollover accident and suspect that the tire manufacturer is to be blamed for tire tread separation or rollover, you should contact Javier Marcos and Associates. For more information regarding the legal options regarding the personal injury case, you can get in touch with an experienced and professional auto accident attorney Javier Marcos by dialing 713-999-4444 or 1(800) 444-8118. We will provide a free initial consultation regarding the case. Our professional help will greatly increase the odds of a successful outcome of the auto accident personal injury case.