Very recently the BBC television programme The One Show ran a segment which exposed the dangers of improperly maintained tyres in use on British roads. Compared to some of our continental neighbours the lifespan of tyres in the United Kingdom is surprisingly under-regulated.
Although tyres in sold in the UK are manufactured to a very high standard, it is little known that official recommendations are that tyres be replaced after around 5 years of working life, and this should probably be less is the vehicle on which they are used is a heavy vehicle, or one which is used for very regular commuting or commercial transport purposes.
Builder’s van tyres ill fitted
In a recent injury claim Hereford processed and supported by Accident Advice Helpline, a Hereford builder found that the tyres on his transit van had been not only improperly fitted, but that the tyres themselves were reconditions specimens almost 7 years old at the time of fitting. This came as a shock to the driver who sustained minor injuries when a rear tyre blew out at just 30 miles an hour on a residential estate.
The injury claim Hereford victim is quoted as saying how lucky he felt that the accident occurred in a relatively safe location where no other pedestrians or road users were involved. This injury claim Hereford could have been much worse, speculated the injury claim Hereford victim, if it had happened on one of his regular motorway commutes to building sites.
Accident Advice Helpline’s staff we spoke too strongly recommend that to avoid injury claim Hereford incidents like this one you should always be certain to use a reputable and fully licensed mechanic or tyre dealership. Don’t make the mistake which our injury claim Hereford driver made of assuming that the mechanic was legitimate just because you have use them in the past. Always check with the relevant regulator.
Are injury claims in Hereford always won so easily?
This injury claim in Hereford was successful because very expensive engineering reports were undertaken into the tyre, which revealed it’s faulty fitting, but also because the age of the tyre was greater than that specifically stated in the company’s contract. However, such injury claims in Hereford are not always so simple as this. In reality, it can be difficult to show that the cause of the accident can be attributed to the vehicle specialist in a way which creates a legal situation of liability.
You need a specialist lawyer
The only way this can really be established is for cases such as this injury claim Hereford to be taken to a specialist lawyer for review – a service which Accident Advice Helpline has offered to thousands of people this year alone!
Just call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat today if you feel that you need the services of highly trained legal professional. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you – and rest assured that they work on a no win, no fee basis and you may not even need to attend court.
Date Published: 4th September 2013