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By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Car Accident on Friday, November 17, 2017.
Defective Tires Can Make Your Car An Accident Waiting to Happen

Just about every car accident could have been prevented. Whether it is due to the negligence of another driver or a defective part, car accident victims in Los Angeles pay a heavy price. High medical bills, treatment and lost wages due to missed work can make anyone’s life miserable. But one of the easiest ways to avoid an accident may be the most overlooked. Countless people in Los Angeles are currently driving with defective tires. Whether your tires are underinflated or have worn out tread, it is only a matter of time before you can expect a blowout.

Why Proper Tire Care Can Make a Huge Difference

You don’t have to be a mechanic to make sure your tires are in good condition. Maintaining proper air pressure not only maintains the health of your tires, it will also help your vehicle perform more efficiently. Imagine walking around all day with ten pound weights attached to your ankle. By the time you have climbed a flight of stairs, you are probably tired and worn out. The same goes for your car with underinflated tires. It forces to your engine to burn more fuel. But even more importantly, underinflated tires are main causes car accidents. One of the biggest mistakes drivers make is not monitoring their air pressure. Even if your tires look fine, they may be severely underinflated. Do not trust your eyes. Purchase a tire gauge at a gas station or any auto parts store.

The Dangers of Driving with Bald Tires

When was the last time you replaced your tires? If you are like many drivers in Los Angeles, there’s a good chance your tires are either bald or do not have sufficient tread. The results can be disastrous. Tread enables your tires to properly grip the road, giving your vehicle maximum control. During wet or rainy conditions, bald tires can often result in losing control of the road resulting in a car accident.

How To Recognize Tire Problems

Even without a tire gauge, there are some other ways to check your inflation levels. The next time you drive down a straight, level road, check to see if your car pulls to left or right. Although it could be the result of poor wheel alignment, it could be a result of your tire inflation. If the center of your tire’s tread is bald, it’s usually because your tires are overinflated. If the outer edges of your tires are worn out, they are underinflated.

Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident Due to the Negligence of Others? Contact the Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys That Stand Up to Bullies

Many car accident victims are not in proper physical or mental condition to live a good quality of life due to their injuries. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others, it is vital to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable team of legal professionals that can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. The Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Kristensen Weisberg, LLP utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to protect the rights of accident victims and to always look out for their best interests. It is part of their commitment to place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact their Los Angeles law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.