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Worn Tires Increase the Risk of a Car Accident

Worn Tires Increase the Risk of a Car Accident

The American Automobile Association or AAA recommends that all car owners in California should check their tires to ensure proper tread and safety.  Worn tires increase the risk of a car accident and resulting serious injuries.

If the tread on your tires is worn down it can increase stopping distances in all conditions.  For example, worn tread may reduce your ability to stop by more than 100 feet at 60 miles per hour.  100 feet is one-third the length of a football field!  Properly inflated and maintained tires are often the difference between easily and safely avoiding an Orange County car accident or running into the back of another vehicle resulting in serious injuries to you and other drivers and their passengers.

Neglected maintenance or worn tires increase the risk of a car accident due to resulting poor handling issues as well.  Reduced tire treads make it much more challenging to maintain control of your car on a turn or curve, especially on mountain roads or inclement weather.  Neglecting to ensure your tires have good tread and proper inflation reduces the ability to control your car by more than 30% and AAA reports almost 800,000 motor vehicle collisions occur each year in the US due to driving on wet roads with worn or neglected tires.

Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney.  “I have unfortunately managed many injury cases which were simply due to car accidents and truck collisions resulting from worn or improperly maintained tires.”

Many trucking companies have been known to purchase “re-tread” tires (tires with a new tread placed on an old, worn tire) in an attempt to save operational costs.  Re-treads can separate from the original tire resulting in loss of control resulting in serious injuries or the wrongful death of another motorist or passenger.

Worn tires increase the risk of a car accident and resulting injuries or loss of life.  AAA recommends all drivers to regularly check the tire pressure, at least once each month.  If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation today.

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