Tires serve many purposes for vehicles. They allow the rubber to wrap around the rim of a metal wheel and distribute the car’s weight throughout its body. It can be vitally important for safety, especially on rough terrain where it would be difficult for a driver to maintain control without them. When a defective tire causes a car accident, it can lead to severe injuries or even death. Families who have lost a loved one need to know that they have rights and there are legal options that may cover their expenses and allow them to pursue compensation.
The Dangers of Driving a Car with a Defective Tire
1. A Tire Malfunction Can Cause a Serious Accident
Driving on a damaged or defective tire is just as dangerous as driving without one. You would have to maintain perfect traction on the road, or you could lose control of your vehicle and have an accident. If a tire starts to lose its grip on the road, it will not be able to give your truck enough traction to maintain balance and control, which could cause you to fall off the road.
2. You Could Lose Control of Your Vehicle
When you have a tire that is not working correctly, the weight distribution within your vehicle and its traction will be affected. If you experience such a defect while driving, you may not be able to maintain complete control over your car, and you could lose control of it. This situation can lead to an accident of one kind or another because if you cannot maintain perfect control over your vehicle at all times, other drivers will not see your car coming and may try to drive into its path without realizing you are there.
3. There’s an Increased Risk of Hydroplaning.
You may be able to maintain control of your vehicle, but you will need more traction to avoid hydroplaning. It can occur because some tires are equipped with tread depths that are so shallow that they can only gain traction when their treads meet the road surface, which is an infrequent occurrence. As a result, if you experience a malfunction, your tires could lose all of their grip on the road, and you could hydroplane.
4. There’s a Greater Risk of Tire Punctures.
Tire punctures occur when a foreign object or material is introduced into the tire treads and can often be unsanitary or even deadly to a driver.
If you are driving on the road and your tire treads come into contact with any foreign material, such as nails, screws, glass, or rigid plastic, you could experience punctures that cause your tires to deflate. Once this occurs, it will be difficult for you to maintain control over your vehicle, and you could lose control altogether. As a result, there’s an increased risk that you will have an accident if your car experiences this kind of malfunction.
Tires are crucial to vehicles’ safe, comfortable, and reliable operation. When a tire becomes defective, it can cause an accident or even lead to death, causing you to lose control of your car.