Exploding Tires and Air Compressors: Faulty Equipment Causing Serious Personal Injury
Milwaukee Attorneys Uncover Hidden Liability to Get You Compensation
First things first: If you’ve been injured by an exploding tire—or any type of explosion, for that matter—don't just write it off as bad luck and hope the insurance covers what you need. There could be hidden sources liability you didn't think of—such as manufacturers, distributors, sellers, your employer, or the insurance company not willing to pay the maximum. Contact our Wisconsin explosion injury attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll find out who is liable for your injury and to get your just compensation.
Product Liability for Exploding Tires, Air Compressors, and More
Our product liability attorneys are not afraid to take big opponents to court to get you the money you deserve. We have years of experience handling tire and equipment explosion cases like these:
Car, Truck, Bike, and Snow Blower Tire Explosions
Tires can be under a lot of pressure from over or under inflation, the weight of the vehicle they carry, and thin or weak spots. On top of that, poor design or manufacturing defects make tires even more likely to fail. Defective carbon rims or other components transform into dangerous shrapnel flying through the air at incredibly high speeds. Anyone in their way could be seriously injured or even killed.
Tire inflation or mounting explosions could occur with any type of vehicle or equipment with tires, including:
- Semi or haul truck
- Snow blower/snow thrower
Explosions from Pressurized Canisters or Air Compressors
Air compressors are used to power a variety of tools for construction, auto repair, and even home use. If the hoses or fittings fail, they can burst free and go flying, becoming dangerous projectiles. Worse yet, the compressor tank can explode. Even a small portable air compressor for filling bike tires can be deadly. The CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) has recalled many air compressors and other defective equipment over the years, including DeVilbiss air compressors and pressure washers. If you’ve been injured in an air compressor explosion, give us a call and come to a free consultation.
Exploding Plastic Rims on MTD Snow Throwers
Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have gotten compensation for many victims of defective wheel rims on MTD snow throwers. When MTD snowblower tires freeze and then are inflated, the tires frequently burst, and the plastic rims explode into dangerous shrapnel. We’ve been so successful and have so much experience with this particular product liability case that other firms regularly recommend us for related cases.
Tire Blowouts Cause Dangerous Car Crashes
You’ve probably seen shreds of tires on the side of the highway from blowouts. Tire blowouts while driving occur most often between mid-May and early October, when the temperatures are hottest, people drive the farthest and fastest, and cars carry heavier loads. Other causes of blowouts include underinflation and potholes.
A tire explosion while airing up or performing maintenance is bad enough. When a tire blows out at highway speeds, it can cause a car crash resulting in serious injury or death. If you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed due to a tire blowout, schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.
Types of Tire Explosion Injuries
Since many tire explosions occur while the tire is being changed or aired up, the person gets the shrapnel and force of the explosion at close range. As with any kind of equipment explosion, those who survive may suffer life-changing injuries, such as:
- Broken fingers, hands, and wrists
- Lacerations to the hands, arms, face, and body
- Head trauma
- Brain Injury
- Eye injuries, including loss of sight
- Hearing loss
- Bone fractures
Tire Explosion Causes
An exploding tire can put out 12 tons of force—as much as being hit by a truck. Knowing that, it’s no wonder the injuries exploding tires cause are so severe. Any individual issue or combination or problems can cause the tire to burst, such as:
- Over inflation
- Under inflation
- Flammable chemicals in the sealant
- Design flaw
- Manufacturing defects
Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers Sue Liable Manufacturers, Employers, or Sellers for Tire Explosions and Other Equipment Malfunctions
Our serious injury lawyers are the best in Wisconsin at getting the maximum financial settlements and judgments for our clients. Whether you were injured by an explosion while inflating a snow blower tire, changing a tire on a truck, driving when a tire blew out, or using an air compressor, our on-staff investigators will uncover the liable party to get you the money you need and deserve for your injury.
The first step is to call and arrange a free case assessment, where you’ll meet with one of our trial-experienced attorneys, not a paralegal. We’ll discuss the details of your injury and determine whether it would be worth pursuing a lawsuit.
From there, Warshafsky Law Firm funds your case start to finish—no retainer fee or monthly bills. We only get paid after you get paid, so anyone can afford our representation.