Tires are undoubtedly one of the most important components of your car, and all four of them work together to keep you safe on the road. If just one of your tires is not in good shape, this could lead to a dangerous Bucks County auto accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident. It is recommended that you keep a close eye on the performance, appearance, and inflation/pressure of your tires to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers. Bucks County personal injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile Jr. reveals how many Philadelphia area accidents can be prevented if more people keep their tires in optimal condition.
Statistics show that human error is responsible for the majority of auto accidents in the United States. Some examples of human error in driving include:
- Drunk driving accidents,
- distracted driving accidents,
- failing to yield,
- failing to stop at a red light/stop sign, or
- accidentally pressing down on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.
Minimize the Occurence of Mechanical Error with your Tires
Machine errors can also be blamed for many auto accidents because components of cars and other vehicles can wear down or even stop working without the knowledge of the driver. Tire problems are often a mixture of human error as well as machine error. In some instances, even brand new tires can blowout, sometimes causing an accident. This is considered mechanical error. Human error includes if your tires are so worn-down that they are “bald” or if they are not filled to the correct tire pressure. It is important to be aware of the quality of your tires in order to prevent Bucks County auto accidents. Examine your tires often for their tread length and possible holes. It is also a good idea to check your tire pressure regularly to ensure they are inflated correctly.
An improperly inflated or worn-down tire can be extremely dangerous on the roadway. A tire blowout is one of the more dangerous road hazards, because it will most likely startle you as well as other drivers on the road. A tire blowout can also cause you to lose control of your vehicle, which could lead to an unintended collision. Tire blowouts can result from many causes, including a tire pressure that is too high or something sharp in the roadway that causes the tire to pop. It is worn-down or faulty tires are more likely to blowout if they are punctured.
If you’ve been injured in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey auto accident due to someone else’s carelessness, contact the experienced Bucks County personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC. We are available to answer your questions and to schedule a FREE consultation for you. Download your FREE copy of our PA Car Accident Book, written by a PA car accident lawyer, for usefull information about all aspects of how to proceed after you’ve been involved in an accident.