Tire Blow Outs on a Motorcycle
One of the advantages of a motorcycle is that it provides a rider with increased mobility. With only two wheels in line, a rider can make quick maneuvers that other vehicles simply cannot. Unfortunately, with only two wheels, the failure of just one tire can put the rider at serious risk of an accident. Tire blow outs are especially dangerous for motorcyclists because they occur without warning and do not allow a rider to control his or her bike.
Tire blowouts may be caused by faulty tire construction. If a tire is improperly designed or manufactured, it may be susceptible to tread separation. You may be able to pursue financial compensation from a negligent tire maker if you have been hurt in an accident caused by a defective tire. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.
How to Respond to a Blowout
Tire blowouts can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of a bike, but in some circumstances, a rider may be able to perceive warning signs of tire failure in advance. If you notice that your motorcycle tire is responding strangely to the road, take the following steps to avoid a dangerous accident.
- Reduce your speed by smoothly and gradually letting off the throttle
- Do not brake unless absolutely necessary
- Focus on controlling your motorcycle, not fighting the wobble created by the flat tire
- Remain seated on your vehicle
- Move as far away from moving traffic as possible
If you believe that faulty tires contributed to your blowout accident, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.