Car accidents in Florida happen for many different reasons. In many cases, accidents are caused by drivers acting recklessly or carelessly behind the wheel, and most single-car crashes are usually the result of driver error or intoxication. However, some accidents happen because one or more of the car’s components failed, such as the tires. In these instances, victims who suffer injuries have the right to look into possible manufacturing or design defects and seek to hold those responsible accountable.
Around 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, a woman drove along I-75 near High Springs. She had four small children in the car. For reasons yet to be determined, one of the tires blew out and caused her to lose control of the vehicle.
Her car veered into the median, where it overturned several times. All occupants suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. One of the victims was a 7-month-old baby who was ejected from the car during the crash. Reportedly, the infant was apparently not in a car seat, and the relationship between the driver and the infant was not included in a report on the accident.
As she recovers from her injuries, the driver may elect to investigate whether her car tire was defective, leading to the blowout and ultimately the crash. If the evidence suggests the manufacturer of the tire was negligent in producing the item, she may have options for obtaining compensation. However, since the infant was not properly restrained, the driver herself — or her insurance provider — may face claims for damages. All parties involved will need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida to fully understand their rights and options for obtaining compensation.