Wrong Size Tires on Vehicles
How A Lawyer Can Help If the Wrong Size Tires Caused An Accident
Drivers must be sure to keep their tires in good working order. This means having new tires installed when the old ones show signs of wear and tear. Unfortunately, many tire service centers fail to exercise the proper amount of care when placing new tires on cars. If you have suffered an injury because the wrong size tires were placed on your car, you may benefit from speaking with a personal injury lawyer for help.
Is It Dangerous to Have the Wrong Size Tires?
Your vehicle is tested for optimal safety based on the appropriate tire size. If your tires are too small, too large or too narrow, your car will not handle the way it was designed to and an accident could occur.
The Effects of Using the Wrong Size Tires
Driving on the wrong size tires can have devastating effects such as:
- Control Problems in Bad Weather
- Braking Difficulties
- Rollover Accidents
- Steering Problems
In addition to accidents, your vehicle could be damaged by driving on the wrong size tires. Tire service centers that sell and install the wrong size tires could be held liable for injuries and expenses sustained in an accident.
Types of Injuries
Car accidents can be minor or serious, depending on a variety of factors. The most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents are:
- Broken Bones
- Facial Disfigurement
- Neck Pain
- Back Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Limb Amputation
How a Lawyer Can Help
If you are injured in an accident due to the wrong size tires, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Some expenses you may be able to recover include:
- Ambulance Costs
- Emergency Room Fees
- Hospital Charges
- Doctor Bills
- Lost Wages
- Future Lost Wages if you are Disabled
- Medical Devices
- Cost of Alternate Transportation
- Therapy Bills
Tire centers must provide their customers with the highest level of service, which includes ensuring that the right size tires are placed on your vehicle at the time of installation. If you were hurt in an accident due to the negligence of a tire center that placed the wrong tires on your vehicle, contact a lawyer for help. During an initial appointment, a lawyer will explain how you may be able to obtain a settlement for your injuries and expenses related to the accident. If you have been permanently disabled due to the accident, your lawyer may be able to help you receive compensation for your current and future lost wages by filing a lawsuit. Hiring an attorney is one way you can be sure someone is looking out for your best interests as you navigate the legal system, click here for a free consultation or call 800-863-5312 today.