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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Check Your Tires Today

The NHTSA has declared it “Tire Safety Week,” and as a personal injury attorney here in Georgia, I urge everyone to check their tires today.

Why the sense of urgency?  Here are the top 3 reasons why tire safety should be important to all Georgia residents today:

1. It gets really really hot here.  Tires have a shorter lifespan in hotter climates, and those of us in Georgia may need to replace our tires sooner than people in cooler climates.   

2. Tire problems + High speeds = Especially Dangerous.  It is summertime and people are taking more road trips.  That means more driving on our highways at high speeds.  As a personal injury attorney who has investigated car crashes on I-75 and 675, I have seen firsthand how tire failures at high speeds can result in vehicle rollovers, serious injuries and even death.

3. You have the power to prevent an accident.  According to the NHTSA, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes a year, and almost 200 people will die as a result of those crashes.  There are many things that you can’t control, such as the weather and other drivers, but YOU CAN prevent a car accident due to faulty tires on your vehicle. 

Click here for more information from the NHTSA on how to check your tires

If you were involved in an accident and need help with your claim, email personal injury attorney John Webb at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-389-4864. Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. We have investigated hundreds of automobile collisions and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients and families of those killed in wrongful death accidents. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

 

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