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Tire blowouts are sudden. One minute you are traveling down the highway, the next you hear a loud pop as your vehicle careens wildly out of control. With just split seconds to react, many drivers slam on their brakes and try to compensate for their vehicle’s uncontrollable maneuvering. But this is the wrong reaction that can make an already dangerous situation worse and result in a car or truck accident.

Tire Blowout

Houston Tire Blowout Accident Lawyer

Tire blowouts happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Overloaded vehicle;
  • Impact damage;
  • Unnoticed puncture;
  • Underinflation; and
  • Weather

Some causes – such as weather or running over a sharp object that causes immediate damage – are uncontrollable. But others, such as the weight of the vehicle, underinflated tires, or failure to repair or replace a tire following impact, are completely under the driver’s control. Failure to properly maintain tires is negligence and can result in the driver being held financially liable for any injuries his negligence caused.

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Houston Tire Blowout Accidents

Houston is the hub of trucking activity in Texas, and with the legal weight limit for 18-wheelers set at 80,000 pounds – more if the truck is granted overweight or oversize permits – a tire blowout that results in a crash can cause serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury, a fractured or broken neck, and even death can result if you are involved in a truck accident.

At Baumgartner Law Firm, we understand the negative physical, financial and emotional impact that results when you or a loved one is seriously injured or killed in a Houston truck accident. Injuries sustained in a tire blowout accident can have long-lasting effects, such as:

  • Medical bills;
  • Loss of income;
  • Painful physical and occupational rehabilitation;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life; and
  • Lifelong, debilitating pain

Our Houston truck accident lawyers have handled many of cases involving injuries or wrongful death sustained in auto accidents caused by tire blowouts. If the tire blowout was caused by an overloaded truck, improper tire inflation, or if the tire had worn tires, the driver and/or the trucking company may be liable for damages on the theory of negligence.

A through truck accident investigation is needed after an accident with a defective tire.

Blown tires on a big rig often lead to a jackknife truck accident.

Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly examine all evidence, including the scene of the accident, police reports, crash expert reports, and vehicle maintenance records, to determine if the tire blowout was the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company.

Tire Blowout Accident Lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a tire blowout, you may be entitled to compensation. Our truck accident lawyers in Houston have more than 35 years’ experience representing Houston victims injured in truck accidents. We will fight to recover the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.

Contact Baumgartner Law Firm today at (281) 587-1111 to schedule a free consultation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

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CRUNCH!

You hear metal crumpling. Someone just hit your car. Maybe they ran a red light or lost control of their vehicle. Maybe you were rear-ended by a teenage driver on her cellphone.

Either way, you’re angry and frustrated. You have things to do. Places to go. But now, you're standing beside your damaged vehicle waiting for the police to arrive. You start to feel some neck pain.

All that to say: A single, unexpected moment changed everything.

A car accident can strike at any time. Whether you are on your way to work or headed to the store, it doesn’t matter. It’s moments like these that cause the government to require everyone to buy insurance.

A Guide For All Car Accident Victims

In this guide, you will learn:

  • How To Handle Yourself When Disaster Strikes
  • How To Ensure The At-Fault Insurance Company Covers Any Property Damage And Injury Expenses.
  • What Injury Lawyers Do And How They Can Help You.
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1

Get To Safety

Prevent Further Damage & Injury

If you find yourself in the middle of the intersection or on the freeway, you first priority is to move all persons (and vehicles if possible) out of the way of oncoming oncoming traffic.

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Survey The Damage

Call The Police + Gather Evidence

After getting to safety, you should immediately dial 911. Make sure to alert the dispatcher if there are any serious injuries.

As you wait for help to arrive, you have 3 goals:

  • Identify Extent of Injuries
  • Identify Witnesses
  • Identify Vehicle Damage

Pro Tip: Use your cell phone to record a statement from the other driver, as well as to store contact information for the other driver and any witnesses.

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Should I Take?
3

Get Medical Help

Your Health Is #1

After emergency help arrives, it is important to seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t feel injured, it is important to get checked out for any internal injuries.

Be sure to go in for any follow-up checkups or procedures.


Pro Tip: If you wait before seeking medical treatment, the at-fault insurance company may argue that your injury wasn’t serious and that you don’t deserve compensation for medical expenses.

Common Internal
Injuries

  • Whiplash
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Broken Ribs
  • Punctured Lungs
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Hire An Injury Lawyer

Save Time. Get Compensated.

Hiring an injury lawyer after a serious accident is one of the best things you can do. Injury lawyers take care of all communication and negotiation with insurance companies. This frees up your time to focus on recovering.

At our law firm, we offer free initial consultations to all Houston residents. Just fill out our contact form — or give us a call to schedule a convenient time for you. We’ll listen to your story and offer our advice.


Pro Tip: Never accept a settlement without consulting a lawyer, especially if injury is involved. Once you accept a settlement, you can never recover anything further in the future.

Time Is Of The Essence

 

In most cases, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This is called the Statute of Limitations.

Certain exceptions can extend and/or shorten a limitations period.

If the victim is a minor, the limitations may be extended until they are 18 years old.

If you are in an accident caused by a governmental entity in Texas, the statute of limitations may be much shorter — ranging from a few months to six months.

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File Your Claim

Notify Your Insurance Company

It is important to notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible.

Many insurance companies allow you to file your claim online. Otherwise, call the number listed on your insurance card.

Be sure to keep track of all adjuster names and contact information.

Pro Tip: There may be multiple active insurance policies that can cover you. For example, if the other driver didn’t have insurance, your own Uninsured Motorist coverage could kick in. An experienced attorney can help identify these policies & maximize your recovery.


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Learn Fault Factors

Pro Tip: Do not give any recorded statements until you have the opportunity to consult with legal counsel.

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Get To Safety
Survey The Damage
Get Medical Help
Hire An Attorney
File Your Claim
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