I had new tires installed on my Camry. 4 days later my tire light came on, I started to get over and the car dramatically pulled me across the freeway, airborne and rolled twice. I believe the tires were installed incorrectly which caused my accident and severe injury. I need help and advice. Thank you.
Sounds like a good case. Keep the Pep Boys receipts. Take photos of the damage to you and your car, especially the tires. Inform your insurer that you want to preserve the car. Don't talk to anyone except your own attorney and your own insurer. Make an appointment worth a PI attorney soon. Consultations are free and most work on contingency. Good luck.
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I agree with attorney Light. Between your wallet and your insurance immediately get an expert to assess the cause of the rollover. The cause might be something beyond, or other than, tire misinstallation.
You have to prove it was the tires. You need to have the car preserved or at a bare minimum get photos of the tires. There's also likely event data in the car that needs to be preserved.
Keep the tires, receipts, cars, photographs, etc and use the find a lawyer feature above.
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Why do you believe the tires were installed incorrectly? What seems wrong? Has an expert told you that?
Whether you have a case against Pep Boys depends on many factors. However, for you to recover damages you would have to prove that their tire installation caused your accident. Based on the limited facts you have given us to work with, it may not be Pep Boys fault. For instance, you say the tire light came on 4 days later while your were on the freeway and you lost control and rolled over. I am not saying this is what happened, but, a simple explanation for that could be that you ran over something on the freeway. The object then punctured one or more of your tires, causing a loss of air pressure and the warning light to come on. Such a scenario is beyond Pep Boys control and would not be their fault. If these are the facts and there is nothing Pep Boys did wrong, there would be no recovery for you.
As you have been told keep car, tires and receipts and contact a lawyer immediately. You will have to retain an expert to give you an opinion as to what you think caused your loss of control..
Secure the tires from your vehicle. You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.
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Yes, the business that installed the tires can be liable for negligently installing the tires if the installation is what caused the incident.
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