Car Accidents: Is a Tire Blow-Out a Foreseeable Event or Not?
Car Accidents: Is a tire blow-out a foreseeable event or not? Manufacturers know that tire tread will wear with proper use and at some point fail if not serviced properly and replaced when the warranty and/or the intended period of use has expired. It is the duty of the tire owner to follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for maintenance, repair and replacement and personal injuries from car accidents resulting from owner neglect will not be compensable by the manufacturer of the tires.
But what is the tire blow-out was not foreseeable? Tire tread separation can certainly be the manufacturer’s fault when they are caused by bonding problems in the manufacturing process, contaminants introduced into the tire during the tire making process, under-vulcanized, old ingredients, improperly sized components or something as random as air trapped between the layers of the tire during the manufacturing process.
The results can be catastrophic resulting in collisions and in many cases, rollovers. In one case a rear tire tread separation caused the vehicle to go out of control. The vehicle rolled over resulting in the deaths of the two passengers who were killed despite being properly seat belted.
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