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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for an accident with a car with bald tyres


    There are plenty of things that can potentially go wrong with a car. However wear and tear is probably the most important area to be aware of. One of the key areas to be aware of (especially if you drive regularly and cover a lot of miles) is the condition of your tyres. The tread must be to a certain standard in order for the tyres to be road-worthy and legal.

    Unfortunately some people don’t check their tyres and end up driving around in a car that is not fit to be on the roads. In turn other innocent drivers have been involved in an accident with a car with bald tyres, through no fault of their own.

    An accident with a car with bald tyres is more likely to occur because a lack of tyre tread means the vehicle will have far less grip on the road surface. A sharp turn, driving too fast or even encountering poor road conditions (such as a wet road surface) can all lead to problems in this area. That’s why it is important to have your own tyres checked regularly if you don’t feel able to do them yourself.

    How can a vehicle with bald tyres potentially cause an accident?

    Tyres have tread on them for a reason. It helps the car grip the road in many different weather conditions and makes it a lot safer to drive. This is why there is a legal minimum for the tread of a car’s tyres. If a car has bald tyres it will very likely find it more difficult to grip the road surface. This means it is more likely an accident could potentially occur. Since this is a potential hazard it is important all drivers have their tyres checked on a regular basis.

    Contact AAH today if you believe you may have a case that needs answering

    If you have been in a road accident and you believe there is proof the other car was not roadworthy, it might be worth calling Accident Advice Helpline today. We can help you determine whether there is evidence of negligence in the accident, which could lead to a successful no win, no fee* claim for compensation. Our enquiry line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so call us whenever it is convenient for you. We’ll always be here to help.

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    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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