What Causes Defective Tires?
Defective tires can be caused by three factors: poor design, poor materials, or poor manufacture. When tires are designed poorly, they can be at risk for explosions, blowouts, tire tread separations, etc. When manufacturers skimp on materials or construct their tires under poor manufacturing conditions, the adhesive on tires can fail, leading to tread separation and catastrophic rollovers.
Are certain vehicles more at risk for defective tires?
The recent Goodyear scandal revealed that SUVs and light trucks are at a slightly higher risk for tire defects and rollover accidents. Unfortunately, though, tire defects can strike any kind of vehicle. More from our car accident lawyers here:
What manufacturers are known to have made faulty tires?
Manufacturers subject to recent tire recalls include Michelin, UniRoyal, B.F. Goodrich, Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper, Dunlop, Continental, and Kelly Springfield.
What are the consequences of tire blowouts?
Tire blowouts can cause a driver to lose control of the car, leading to a rollover accident that can have fatal results. Broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, disfigurement, and burns are just a few of the injuries that can result.
What rights do consumers have?
Consumers who were injured in crashes involving defective tires can pursue financial compensation in court, seeking money to cover medical care, ongoing treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and more.
“The recent Goodyear scandal revealed that SUVs and light trucks are at a slightly higher risk for tire defects and rollover accidents.”
Can I file my lawsuit alone?
Yes. However, it is recommended that anyone looking to take on a tire manufacturer arm themself with an experienced and competent personal injury attorney with experience in the tire defect realm.
What should I look for in a tire defect lawyer?
When seeking a tire defect lawyer, look for reputation, resources, and results. Your lawyer should be able to present a list of results in your practice area and tell you more about how they will approach your lawsuit. Look for a reputable attorney who is well-known within the community and has the support of a competent staff.
Our firm specializes in personal injury law and has extensive experience in defective tire litigation. We’re currently taking on new clients who are interested in aggressively pursuing compensation for their tire defect injuries.
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