A number of risk factors can make a driver more likely to collide with either another vehicle or an object. However, some of these risks come from carelessness, such as a person who fails to replace their tires when necessary. Some drivers may not be aware that their tires are bald, endangering the lives of others and putting their own safety in jeopardy. Others may realize that they need to get new tires, but they might push it off due to poverty or procrastination. Regardless, whenever someone drives around when their tires are in very poor shape, they increase the chances of things going wrong on the road.
When someone drives with bald tires, they may blow out on the freeway, leading to an accident. During the winter, poor road conditions are seen across many parts of the U.S. and those who do not have adequate tires may be more likely to lose control of their vehicle. For example, someone with bald tires may lose control of their car while trying to drive up a hill or after driving through a puddle on the road.
Even if your tires are in excellent shape, you could become involved in a wreck because of someone else’s tires. If you live in an area that sees snow and other weather-related hazards in the winter, it is especially important to be vigilant. Victims who were struck by a driver with bald tires or any other vehicle-related problem should seek justice for the challenges they have endured.