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Who is responsible when a tire blowout causes a Wisconsin car accident?

A tire blowout can cause a vehicle to spin out of control and crash into other cars on the highway. Whether it was your car that had the tire blowout or you were hit by another driver’s spinning car, you may wonder who is liable for your tire blowout accident injuries. The truth is that liability for your Wisconsin car accident injuries will depend on the circumstances of your accident.

You are responsible for keeping your car in good operating condition. If you were driving on old and worn-out tires, you may be found at fault because you did not properly maintain your vehicle. But you may not be at fault if you just bought the tires last week or if they just happened to blow out despite a regular tire maintenance schedule. In that case, your accident may be due to defective tires.

Possible causes of tire blow-out accidents:

  • Old, worn tires
  • Improper tire maintenance
  • Over-inflated tires
  • Under-inflated tires
  • Tire manufacturing defects
  • Defective tire design
  • Roadway hazards

Most Wisconsin tire blowout accidents are caused by a combination of factors. Suppose your relatively new tire blows out after you drive over a pothole. The pothole caused the tire blowout, but a better-designed tire might have been just fine. For this reason, it is always a good idea to speak to a Milwaukee car accident attorney after any Wisconsin tire blowout accident that causes serious injury.

Do you have additional questions about a Wisconsin tire failure accident? Contact the Milwaukee accident lawyers at Hupy and Abraham Call us at 800-800-5678 to schedule a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham