Recently, a pickup truck in Martin County experienced a tire blowout that resulted in a fatal accident. NewsWest 9 reported that the accident happened when a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado traveling southbound on Highway 349 suffered a blowout and veered into the northbound lanes. The Silverado struck a 2007 Ford F-150, which then went into a bar ditch and rolled over.
The driver of the Ford died from his injuries after he was partially ejected when his vehicle overturned, the report stated. The driver of the Silverado was also injured and transported to the hospital for treatment.
Where do settlements come from in car accidents caused by tire blowouts?
Often, in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits involving blown tires, a tire manufacturer will say that there was no product deficiency. They will turn the blame to the driver of the vehicle that experienced the blowout, stating that the vehicle was loaded too heavily. Insurance companies and lawyers for product manufacturers will often do what they can to avoid paying out money for damages caused by an accident that resulted from a blown out tire.
An experienced auto accident attorney will carefully investigate your case to ensure that all parties who are potentially responsible and all sources of payment are identified. Then the cost of your damages will be determined so that we can fight for an amount that will truly take care of your needs rather than the lowball settlement that the insurance company may have offered you.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved loved one due to a car accident that was caused by a defective product or a negligent driver, know you’re not alone. Attorney Robert White can help. Contact us for more information.