Checking Your Tires Can Help Prevent an Eastern Iowa Crash

Although we would like to think that all we have to do is make a car payment to drive our vehicles, more is required of us to drive our cars safely. Vehicle maintenance is critical to a car's longevity, and tire maintenance is vital to our safety and the safety of others sharing the road with us.

When a tire blows, it can cause a serious Cedar Rapids car accident. Sometimes the reason for blown tires is negligence, including:

  • Improperly inflated tires: when tires are not inflated with the correct tire pressure, it can lead to uneven wear and increased pressure on the tire, which may lead to a blowout.
  • Failure to maintain tires: tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles and should be checked periodically for tread depth. Tire tread should not be any lower than 1/16 of an inch.
  • Lack of tire inspection: checking for tread wear and sidewall damage is essential to our safety and should be done frequently.
  • Defective tires: a defect in the tire may be unnoticeable to a driver, but the tire manufacturer should be held liable for their manufacturing defect.
  • Incorrect tires: buying the wrong size tires for your car to save money is inexcusable, because it can lead to serious car accidents.
  • Poorly maintained spare tire: the spare tire is often forgotten about until it is needed. If the spare is not maintained properly, it could lead to a blowout and a Cedar Rapids car crash.

If another driver's tire blowout caused your Eastern Iowa car crash, you may be entitled to damages from the other driver or tire manufacturer. Call a skilled Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer at the law offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today at (319) 866-9277 to schedule your free legal consultation today.