Q: Tire shop repair caused me to lose my entire wheel on the freeway, now they won't give me their insurance info.
I got my tire replaced at a tire shop. They took the whole wheel off and replaced the tire and then put the wheel back on. The first time that I was driving it was on the highway and I heard some vibrations and a few seconds later my tire flew off, the rotor hit the road, caused sparks, my car was all over the road and I was finally able to stop my car. (I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant and I'm physically ok and so is my baby.) Now, I called the tire shop and told them what happened and told them that I need their insurance information but they refuse to give it to me. What am I able to do? I don't have car insurance because I'm too poor to afford it right now and the tow truck that towed my car said the car is totaled because the transmission is completely screwed up now.
A: Call a member of the Iowa Assn for Justice--they give free consults. You may have to handle this yourself as you weren't injured. You need any bolts that sheared, the tire and rim that went etc.
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