If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.
If you spend any time at all driving on the nation's highways, you've probably seen the tattered fragments of a blown-out tire or some strip of abandoned tread that's peeled off a vehicle. If you're unlucky, you've experienced the problem yourself—and ended up in an accident as a result. If a blown tire or a peeled tread causes your accident, who is responsible for any accidents and injuries?
It might be the tire manufacturer.
Tire recalls are more frequent than you probably imagine. There can be all sorts of problems that lead to a tire recall—for example, GM recently recalled the 2016-17 Buick Envision luxury crossover model because the tires were labeled with the wrong weight limit. That could cause a driver to overload the vehicle, making it hard to control and prone to a crash.
Mislabeling isn't the only problem that can lead to a tire recall. Tires can be recalled because there are structural issues with the sidewall that can cause tires to explode. Structural or manufacturing issues with the tread can cause it to peel apart suddenly or wear unevenly, making the car prone to handling errors
While there's a national database of tire recalls, many drivers don't know to look, so they end up driving on unsafe tires that lead to accidents. In addition, recalls don't always happen in a timely manner. It isn't uncommon for a recall to start only well after dozens or hundreds of accidents were already reported. In any case, manufacturers have a duty to the public under product liability laws to make sure that the product they put out is safe when it's used in its intended manner. If it isn't, the manufacturer can be held responsible for your accident.
It could be the tire shop.
If you recently had your tires replaced, the liability for any damages or injuries could fall on the tire shop—if there's any indication that something went wrong while the tires were put into place. While something like not properly sealing the tires to the rims or selling you retreads as "new" tires would be an obvious issue, a more common problem is simply leaving the tires under-filled.
Tires need to be filled in the morning in order to be properly filled. A 35 psi tire can lose 6 psi of pressure overnight. In addition, it's important to make sure that your technician actually checks the psi of your tires, rather than just "eyeballing" them to see if they look about right. Studies show that the majority of people can't tell the difference between a tire that's properly filled and one that's 25% low. An overfilled tire is just as dangerous—it could end up blowing apart if you hit a sharp stone in the road or a deep enough pothole.
Your attorney will want to discuss the exact circumstances of your car accident in order to determine who is actually to blame for the blown tire. Check out http://www.grdlaw.com/ for more information about your auto accident case.Share
18 August 2016