The Tire on my Car Blew Out
Can I sue the company that sold me the car tire because of my injuries from the accident?
You were driving your car when you had a tire blowout. Because of the tire blowout, you had an accident and suffered injuries. The question you have is, Can I sue the company that sold me the car tire because of my injuries from the car accident?
The answer is, Yes, you can sue the company that sold you the tire. However, in order to win your lawsuit, you are going to have to prove that the tire was defective and that was what caused the blowout, which resulted in your car accident.
There are many reasons why a tire may blowout. The only way that you are going to win a lawsuit is to prove that a defect in the tire was why you had the tire blowout in your car.
Did the company know the tire was defective
If you are going to bring a lawsuit against the company that sold you the tire, you will have to prove that the company knew they were selling you a tire that was defective. If a tire is not defective, there is no way the company that sold you the tire could know where or when it was going to blowout.
It may be that other people have bought tires from the same company and have been injured in accidents that were caused by a tire blowout. If this is true, it would strengthen your claim that the company knew they were selling tires that were defective.
Another possibility is bringing a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the tire. Again, in order to win a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer, you will have to prove that the tire is defective. Likewise, if there are other people who have bought the same brand and model tire and have been injured in accidents that were caused by a tire blowout, this indicates the tire manufacturer is putting tires on the road that are defective.
Proving that a tire is defective
In order to win a lawsuit against either the company that sold you the tire or the company that manufactured the tire (may be the same, for example, you bought a Firestone tire from a Firestone tire store), the main issue is proving that the tire was defective. How do you prove that a car tire was defective.
Some police reports of an accident do note that there was a tire failure. However, do not expect a police officer to be specific and say that it was a side tire blowout or a de-tread. A police report may mention tire failure, but they will not go any further.
Another thing that you can do to help prove that the tire was defective is to get all of the tire that is left after the blowout. Also, get all of the pieces of rubber that will be scattered on the road. Experts may then be able to tell whether the tire was defective.
In order to win a lawsuit where you recover damages for injuries that you suffered in an accident caused by a tire blowout on you car, you are going to need the help and advice of a personal injury attorney. Different states have different deadlines for filing a case. Do not delay. Get in touch with a personal injury attorney, now.
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