Tires are the most overlooked aspect of vehicle maintenance and road safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports tire failures result in more than 70,000 accidents each year, causing more than 10,000 serious injuries and hundreds of deaths.
Worn, improperly inflated, or defective tires cause or contribute to more collisions than any other single factor besides driver behavior. Faulty tires may result in tread separation, tire blowouts, sudden tire failure and tire or rim explosions. In many cases, such contributing factors are overlooked and never uncovered, despite the fact that they can have a substantial impact on your ability to collect damages.
This is one more reason why early consultation with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer is always the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family in the wake of a serious or fatal traffic collision.
Determining all of the factors of causation, and identifying all of the parties responsible, is a primary job of your Denver car accident lawyer. Identifying additional responsible parties can increase a victim’s ability to collect all of the damages to which he or she is entitled. Conversely, failure to name a liable party can result in a finding of fault against an unnamed party, thereby significantly reducing a victim’s ability to collect adequate compensation.
Potential liable parties in collisions involving dangerous or defective tires include:
In addition to the laws governing auto accidents, as well as those involving general liability and negligence, a lawsuit involving dangerous or defective tires will also be pursued under state and federal laws governing product liability. These are complex cases always best handled by a Denver car accident law firm with the knowledge, resources and experience to build and pursue a comprehensive damage claim on your behalf.
Additionally, when dangerous tires are cited as a factor of causation in the wake of a serious or fatal collision, such as a vehicle’s inability to stop within a safe distance, a claim may be complicated by Colorado’s comparative fault laws. Colorado is a modified comparative negligence state, meaning a finding of fault can proportionately reduce a victim’s ability to collect damages from other at fault parties. In cases where a victim is found more than half at fault, he or she is barred from seeking a damage recovery.
Insurance adjusters will conduct their own investigation and make liability determinations independent of law enforcement, even if citations are issued at the scene. Your chosen Denver car accident attorney should be equally capable of protecting your rights by determining all of the factors that caused or contributed to your accident.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
If you’ve been injured in a Colorado or Illinois truck accident, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can send us an email by filling up the form below or call our Denver office at 720-996-0871 and our Chicago office at 312-788-2600.
If you or a loved one is injured, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law at 720-706-6039 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.