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Contributing factors in tire blow-outs

On the roads in Oregon, there are plenty of dangers that a driver can face. For example, a tire may blow out mid-drive. Though there are many things that can cause this to happen, how a driver should react in the aftermath remains the same.

I Drive Safely states that tires can blow out for numerous reasons. It’s the actions that a driver takes in the immediate aftermath that can allow them to cut down on the chances of crashing. For example, drivers should not stomp on the brakes or quickly swerve to the side of the road.

Unfortunately, tire blow-outs happen so suddenly that other drivers can panic and the chance of a crash goes up. It can also be hard to fight reflex, even knowing what to do.

Meanwhile, FindLaw lists the potential causes of a tire blow-out. Faulty manufacturing or errors in the manufacturing process contribute to many blow-outs. For example, a bead failure explosion is the result of truck tires that cannot support the weight of its load. Tread separation explosions can happen due to a failure to properly bind steel and rubber. Zipper failures can happen if the sidewall of a tire is too weak. There is almost no way to determine at a glance what tires are subject to these failures, either.

Tire blow-outs can be hard for the driver to handle and high pressure explosions can send debris all over the road. In one’s panicked attempts to swerve and avoid being hit by or hitting the shrapnel, it is possible for a crash to occur, at which point an attorney may need to be brought in.

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