Evan Folan Los Angeles: Evan Folan From Huntington Beach Injured In Los Angeles Car Accident With Bouncing Tire On The 10 Freeway
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (August 13, 2019) – A 26-year-old man identified as Evan Folan from Huntington Beach was seriously injured in a car accident after a loose tire crashed through the windshield of his car on the 10 Freeway near Herbert Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on July 23 as Evan Folan was driving eastbound. A tire bounced down the freeway and hit the victims car head-on.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene and had to extract Evan Folan from his car. He had to be rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The victim suffered a number of injuries including a brain bleed, fractured skull, a spinal cord injury and a boxer’s fracture. His family members are saying that he was been taken to the LAC USC Medical Center and is currently in rehabilitation to rebuild his short-term memory.
An investigation into the origins of the loose tire that hit Evan Folan’s vehicle remains ongoing at this time.
What Causes A Tire To Come Off While Driving?
A tire coming off a vehicle while it is driving may seem like a freak occurrence, but these accidents are fairly common. Many of these accidents are caused by fastening failures that take place with the tire. Here are just a few of the reasons why a tire might come off during a ride:
- Lug nuts may have fallen off due to a poorly calibrated air wrench
- The wheel may have had broken lug nuts
- The car bearings could fail
- An axle could spontaneously break sending the tire off
Loose tires coming off are not just an inconvenience. They dramatically increase the likelihood of a roll-over. The tire itself often becomes a hazard and can roll until it collides with another vehicle. Victims of tire failure accidents can be left with serious injuries and high medical bills. Depending on the facts of any case, there may be numerous sources of liability for an accident.
Liability For Car Accidents Involving Loose Tires
Wheels coming off of vehicles typically involve some amount of negligence. If the car involved was a commercial vehicle like a truck, the company that owned the truck may face civil liability for the accident. Companies have a legal responsibility to regularly service their vehicles. Parts wear out over time and may need to be replaced.
The driver of a non-commercial vehicle may be liable as well for an accident involving a loose tire. But most people do not put tires on themselves. They take them to a mechanic and have the tires professionally installed. A mechanic may be liable for an accident as well. Mechanics don’t always receive the proper training to be able to install a tire correctly.
No matter how safe a driver or a mechanic is a number of tire accidents are due to design defects with the vehicle itself. If this is the case, the company that manufactured the car or its component parts could be held liable through a product liability claim. It’s important that evidence is preserved after an accident.
Any person that is injured in an accident with a loose tire may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim. It’s therefore important to act quickly.
Investigating A Loose Tire Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Evan Folan and his family as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. The driver involved in this accident should come forward. It is the right thing to do.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident with a loose tire you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We can investigate your case free of cost and get you answers about what may have caused an accident. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.