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  1. #1
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    Default Blown Out Tire Caused an Accident

    Pennsylvania.
    I bought a used tire that had a 7 day warranty on it. I was driving and my tire (front right) blew out so my car pulled to the right and I side swiped a parked box van. This was before the warranty was up. Do I have a case against them since the blown out tire is what caused the accident and it had a warranty?

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    Why do you think the tire caused the accident?

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    When I was driving the front of my car suddenly started pulling to the right and it was the front right tire that blew. I don't know what else would have caused it. The road didn't have any potholes or anything like that so I don't see what could have caused my car to suddenly pull to the side like that and it makes sense that it would be the tire since I didn't hit the tire when I hit the truck.

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    Have you had the tire examined by anybody, to try to determine if it blew out and why?

    Even new tires can blow out. I once had a tire blow out about a week after I purchased a new car.

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    I haven't had it checked out yet but the guy that towed it said it definitely looked like it blew out. If the guy is right and it did blow out am I still totally at fault for the accident?

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    A blow out is something that can happen to anybody driving a car, and of itself doesn't normally excuse losing control of a car.

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    Default Re: Blown out tire caused an accident

    Well it was the front right tire so it was pretty hard to keep my car straight since I only had one tire and I while I wasn't speeding, I was still going fast enough to make it hard to control my car with one tire.

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    Default Re: Blown Out Tire Caused an Accident

    I think the best you can hope for is that they'll give you another old, worn out tire.

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    Default Re: Blown Out Tire Caused an Accident

    I agree. Since the warranty was still on the tire, they will probably give you another equivalent tire but that is about it. Tires blow out - even new one like aaron mentioned.

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