Every motorcyclist knows the importance of motorcycle tires. They play an essential role in the bike’s safety. By providing good traction, they keep the motorcyclist away from the ground.
But, tires are expendable and need to be replaced every now and then, especially if the rider is covering a lot of ground.
One thing you should know as a motorcyclist is that you can tell by the looks of the tire treads that you may be in danger. Here is how tire treads can cause your motorcycle accident, and why you should react immediately upon seeing that your tire treads are worn out.
Worn Treat Equals Less Grip
You should always be on the lookout for any type of wear, bubbles or blisters in the tire walls. Every experienced motorcyclist knows, and every new motorcyclist should know that tears, bubbles, deep cracks or uneven wear in the tire walls usually mean that the tire needs replacement. Choosing to go on a trip with your tire in such condition is like consciously embracing the danger of getting involved in a motorcycle accident. And when it happens, it will be too late to try and change anything.
If you are lucky to survive the accident, you may face life-changing consequences, and be deprived of life as you used to know it. You may also never ride a motorcycle again.
All these things (and worse) could happen as a result of riding with a worn out tire. San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers advise all motorcyclists to inspect their tires regularly, and in case of an accident, to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the available attorneys.
Was The Accident Caused by a Defective Tire?
If you ended up in a motorcycle accident, and it is discovered that your tire was defective, one of the few things can happen:
- You will take all responsibility as you did not inspect or replace the tire in time
- If you just purchased “new” tires, and they were defective, you will be eligible to file a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer, the dealership where the bike was sold or the tire designers
- If the other party was partially or fully at fault, you will be able to file a claim and seek compensation for your injuries
If you hire one of Motorcycle accident attorneys in San Francisco and your case is successful, you may look to receive compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Your future loss of earning
- Property damage (to your motorcycle)
- Pain and suffering
It is essential that you learn (if you have not already) the importance of having properly maintained tires. They are the main difference between being safe on the road and risking your life. The stakes are too high, and you should know better than to play with your own safety. Inspect your tires before every ride, and if you spot anything out of the usual, consult with your mechanic. Better to be safe than sorry.