Is It True That A Flat Tire Can Lead To A Life Threatening Or Fatal Auto Accident?

For Broward County drivers who keep telling themselves they need to put air in their tires, “someday” may never come. Avoiding and procrastinating proper care and maintenance for your vehicle may, in fact, lead to life-threatening consequences. In fact, 414 fatalities and 10,275 injuries occur every year that is caused by a flat tire or tire blowout, according to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA).

Tires naturally lose air over time, without any interference with road hazards or damage. If the car is driven over a pothole or hits a curb, the tire can also lose air quickly. If your car has radial tires, it is practically impossible to notice tire pressure to the common eye. To assist in proper usage of the tires, it’s also vital to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles.

Maintaining proper tire pressure will provide:

  • Improved vehicle handling
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Increase lifetime of your tires
  • Avoid breakdowns, accidents, injuries, fatalities

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a flat tire, it is vital to contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to find out what your legal rights are and how to receive help. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to meet with a skilled South Florida Auto Accident Attorney.