A service station customer was blinded and paralyzed when struck by a tire blown off a mechanical tire changer as it was being inflated and mounted on a wheel rim.


Expert reconstruction established that the air compressor feeding air to the tire was dangerously over-pressurized; that the tire mounting machine failed to contain proper safety devices to secure the tire and rim to the machine, and that the service station chain failed to take proper safety precautions to keep customers away from the danger zone where tires were mounted.[31]

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Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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