If you see motorists stopped on the highway, it could be because they experienced a tire blowout.

Blowouts happen when tires suddenly lose air pressure, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 23,000 accidents and 500 fatalities occur every year due to such an event. Here is what you should know before you next get behind the wheel:


There are a variety of factors that can cause tire blowout accidents. They include:

  • Low tire pressure
  • Mismatched tires
  • Hitting the curb or a road hazard
  • High heat
  • Mechanical malfunctions
  • Normal wear and tear

Tire defects can also cause blowouts and the most common defects are rim separation and tread separation.

Injuries Caused by Tire Blowouts

Drivers don’t often know how to react to a blowout, which increases the risk of injuries. They include:

  • Head injuries
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Arm injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal bleeding

How to React to a Tire Blowout

Tire blowouts can happen to any vehicle, including those that are properly maintained. It’s important for all drivers to know how to handle this situation, which is why the National Safety Commission provides the following tips:

  • If a blowout occurs, take your foot off the accelerator
  • Don’t suddenly apply the brake
  • Steer your vehicle in the direction you wish to go
  • Gradually slow your speed
  • Come to a complete stop on the side of the road

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please contact us. As personal injury lawyers, we can help get you the settlement you deserve if you have a valid claim.

Would you like to discuss your legal matter?


image description
Jack Morgan CALL US! 866-205-4971

We will assist in scheduling new and existing clients for all offices. For initial consultations we will ask you a few questions and then find the best time for you to talk to one of the lawyers that best fits your legal matter.

Call us or use the email form and we will follow up with you right away.


The Law Offices of Hogan Injury will provide you with personalized attention and guidance. Protecting your rights is our main objective. We have been representing clients for the past 30 years and our experienced team of attorneys will advise you of the legal consequences of every decision you take.