One Person Seriously Injured In East Patchogue Car Accident Due To Tire Blowout On Sunrise Highway
EAST PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK (November 22, 2022) – A woman was seriously injured in an East Patchogue car accident following a tire blowout on the Sunrise Highway.
East Patchogue officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday morning. A woman was traveling down the road in a Nissan Altima when a tire on her car blew out.
The blowout caused her to lose control of her vehicle which then collided with a pickup truck. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the injured woman.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For East Patchogue Tire Blowout Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 33,000 car accidents involve tires every year, according to data from the National Transportation Safety Board. Many of these accidents involve tires that suddenly blowout. A blowout can be extremely dangerous and cause a driver to suddenly lose control of their vehicle. There are several steps that drivers should take during a blowout in order to reduce the odds of an accident.
- It is important to try and remain calm during a blowout.
- Try to keep the wheel straight and accelerate slightly.
- Slowly ease off of the accelerator after the car has stabilized.
- Turn on your emergency lights.
Depending on the facts of any case, the company that manufactured a tire could be liable for an accident. Companies that design tires have a responsibility to make those products reasonably safe. When a company fails to make their products reasonably safe they could be held accountable through a product liability claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any tire blowout.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- The tire involved in the blowout should be examined.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after any accident. But it is important for accident victims to know that they have rights. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with a serious accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An New York Tire Blowout Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this tire blowout accident in East Patchogue. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a tire blowout accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.