As per the latest study put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicles that are being driven on under inflated tires more than 25% are 3 times more vulnerable to be involved in a crash than tires with proper inflation. Under inflated tires can lead to overheating, poor driving and less tread life, at the very least. Tire safety is very important in preventing an auto accident.

Your tires mark as the only part of your car bearing direct contact with the road. Tires affect your vehicle handling, brakes, ride and overall safety. Although very important, tires are the most neglected part when it comes to maintenance. You will most likely remember to get your oil changed but you will not remember checking tire tread or air pressure as often as you should. Tire failures often lead to vehicle accidents.

Most common tire failures

Let’s have a look at some of the most common tire failures.

  • Run-soft failure means underinflation of tires, slowly and gradually. This urges the temperature within the tires to rise, melting the polyester cords present in the bead of the tire.

  • Highway-speed failure occurs when the operating speed limit of the tire is crossed.

  • Fatigue-failure means the tire has aged and requires a replacement now.

How to avoid tire failures

  • Often, check the tire wear to see if the tires have optimum amount of rubber contacting the road.

  • Check tire pressure to ensure it is present in a safe state.

  • Make sure you have proper tread depth.

  • Look for worn spots.

  • Check the sidewalls of the tire.

  • Written on the tire, check the tire’s age.

Suffered an injury or a loved one lost their life?


At Mestemaker and Straub, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases.


Our firm is fully dedicated to helping HOUSTON injury victims obtain the fair accident compensation that they rightfully deserve. A sample of the different types of claims that our team has extensive experience handling includes:



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Suite 455

Houston, Texas 77027

Email: Contact@MSandZ.com

Tel:  (888) 995-2993


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Our personal injury attorneys frequently handle cases involving devastating conditions like broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns, medical complications, back injuries and more.


At Mestemaker and Straub, we understand that these types of injuries can cause lifelong disabilities and hardship for victims and their families. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. 


Some accidents are unavoidable. But when negligence and recklessness play a role in a preventable accident that causes personal injuries, the responsible party can be held liable. Negligence is the failure to take appropriate care when performing an action.

How much you can recover will always depend the specific facts of your case. Though, you may be able to seek compensation for:

  • All of your medical expenses

  • Any rehabilitation-related expenses

  • Long-term disability

  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish and emotional distress

  • Disfigurement


If you've been injured in an accident, time is of the essence, and the window for legal recourse is short.  Contact the experts at Mestemaker and Straub to learn more about the time you have to file a personal injury claim after your accident.  DON'T WAIT!

Many injury victims are unable to recover the full compensation that they deserve. This happens because mistakes are made immediately following the accident. By taking the proper steps immediately after suffering injury, you will go a long way towards protecting your rights. If you have suffered a personal injury in Houston, consider the following list of the four things that you need to do as soon as possible:

  • Seek medical attention: There is nothing that should come before your health. After suffering any type of injury, you should get yourself a comprehensive medical evaluation. Often, your injuries will be far more serious than you realize. Injuries like head trauma and back damage are difficult to diagnose and often come with a delayed onset. You need to protect your health. Further, it is also important to get medical attention from a legal perspective. In the event that you choose to take legal action in relation to your injuries, you will need official medical documentation. Without the documentation that you will receive during your medical exams, it will be very difficult to prove the full extent of your injuries. 

  • Report your injury: You must also report your injury to all appropriate authorities. Who needs to know about your injury will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, if you were injured in a Houston car accident, you will need to report your accident to the local authorities and to any insurance companies.

  • Secure evidence: Successful personal injury claims require evidence. After suffering an injury, you need to take proactive steps to preserve any evidence that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, many types of evidence will quickly begin to disappear. If you fail to secure evidence soon after your accident, you may miss out on your opportunity to do so. For example, if you do not obtain a witness statement immediately after your accident, you may lose track of that witness. Alternatively, their statement may be perceived as less reliable. 

  • Contact an Experience Personal Injury Attorney: Ultimately, the most important thing you can do after an serious accident is to consult with a Houston personal injury attorney. Your attorney can make sure that you do everything the right way so that your legal rights are protected. As one example, your personal injury attorney will ensure that you can gather and secure all forms of evidence that are relevant to your claim.

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