Dealing with an exploding tyre – and personal injury lawyers in Ottershaw
A tyre exploding can be very serious, even fatal, if you do not know how to deal with the situation. Your tyres should be checked regularly to ensure that they are safe and are not likely to explode at any point.
However, sometimes these things happen because of circumstances outside of your control, so you should have some idea of how to handle the situation and get yourself and your passengers to safety.
In a panic, you are more likely to do something which will actually put you in a more dangerous situation, as you won’t be able to think clearly about what you should be doing. Panicking will also lead you to stamp down on the brakes, which is the worst thing you can do in this situation.
If the tyre is at the back
Gradually slow the car down, not by hitting the brakes but by taking your foot gradually off of the accelerator. You should hold tightly onto the wheel and steer yourself gradually over to the side of the road where you can come to a stop.
If the tyre is in the front
This can be a more frightening situation as you will probably feel the car start to wrench itself in one or other direction. Don’t allow the car to move in the direction it wants to go, but hold on tight to the wheel and force the car to straighten out.
Avoid the brakes
You may want to lay off of the brakes altogether and let the car coast until it stops. However in some situations this will not be possible if you are going very fast. Use the brakes lightly, as using them too heavily will cause the car to swerve violently.
If you need a personal injury lawyer in Ottershaw
In the case of any accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation against the person whose negligence caused the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer Ottershaw who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team, who will talk you through what happened and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
If you do then you will be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer Ottershaw, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim. Your personal injury lawyer Ottershaw will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will be kept updated as your claim progresses.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: David Brown