It’s only natural that bicycling is a popular, pleasurable pastime in Pensacola and the rest of the Sunshine State to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather and beautiful views. However, it stops being pleasurable quickly in the event of a sudden, scary tire blowout.
A tire explosion can easily throw a rider off their bicycle and cause serious or even fatal injuries. Though it may seem like just a freak accident, several parties may potentially have been negligent, caused the blowout, and be liable for your Pensacola bicycle accident injuries.
Liability for Bicycle Tire Blowouts
If the tire on your bicycle failed, there may be many different parties at fault depending upon the particular circumstances of your blowout. If the blowout and injuries resulted from a negligent motorist striking you – a common occurrence – they may be liable for your injuries. If poor road conditions or hazards caused the tire to explode, the government agency tasked with keeping roads safe and performing regular maintenance and inspections may be to blame.
In some situations, however, there may not be a clear outside force like a vehicle or pothole that caused your bicycle tire to explode. In these situations, the tire may have been defective or installed negligently, which could render a manufacturer, dealer, or mechanic liable for your bicycle tire blowout injuries.
Speak to a Pensacola Bicycle Accident Attorney
Nobody expects their life to be turned upside down in a split second by an exploding bicycle tire. However, when you’re hurt by a tire blowout caused by someone else’s negligence you need a strong team like the Pensacola bicycle accident attorneys at Stevenson Klotz in your corner to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call us at (850) 706-4226 or complete our online Contact Page to schedule your no-obligation case evaluation today. The initial consultation is free, and you pay nothing until we win your case. Let us handle your case so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.