Defective Tires Claims
Injuries Caused by Faulty Products
At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, we believe that product developers
and manufacturers are responsible to provide consumers with safe merchandise.
As a consumer, you assume that the products you purchase will the serve
their intended purposes - not injure you or cause you harm. If you've
been hurt by a
defective product, talking to a lawyer from our firm may be your best option. According
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire safety
is of vital importance. With safe tires, motorists can avoid breakdowns
and dangerous crashes. On the other hand, dangerous tires may cause unnecessary
breakdowns and risky accidents.
About Tire Defects
Whether you realize it or not, there are numerous types of tire defects.
Aged tires are one of the most common defects on the road today. Just
like perishable food, tires have an expiration date. They are only useful
for a certain amount of time. Once a tire is too old, it become susceptible
to defects and may cause a serious accident. Why? The chemical ingredients
used in rubber degrade as time passes. However, manufacturers may carelessly
allow tires to sit in warehouses for years before selling them. Although
these tires may not have been defected when they were manufactured, they
may be considered defective by the time they are used by consumers.
Tread separation my also lead to car crashes and serious accidents. This
problem is especially dangerous in vehicles with high centers of gravity,
like SUVs, 15-passenger vans and large trucks. When tire treads become
separated because of a defect in their design or manufacturing, they might
suddenly blowout. Tire blowouts can easily lead to rollover accidents
or other serious crash. Tread separation can be caused by a variety of
factors. For instance, treads may become separated if the rubber is bonded
poorly to the steal during manufacturing. Over the years, millions of
tires have been recalled because of this defect.
Accidents and Injuries
Tire sidewall failures may lead to serious injuries, too. In short it the
sidewall of the tire isn't strong enough, it may explode. This could
happen on the road or when a consumer is attempted to repair a flat. If
the sidewall of a tire explodes while the vehicle is moving quickly, the
driver may lose control of his/her vehicle. Blowouts can lead a multitude
of injuries. For instance, rollover accidents often lead to serious head
trauma, spinal injuries, concussions, paralysis - even death. If a tire
explodes while the consumer is attempting to change it, he/she may suffer
severe damage to the face or limbs.
Defective Tires: Who is responsible?
The question of responsibility is vitally important to the outcome of your
product liability lawsuit. If you've been hurt in an accident caused
by a faulty tire, you probably have a lot of questions: When can I go
back to work? How will I pay for medical bills? What about missed wages?
These are fair questions. At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC,
we want to help you find the answers. If your injury was the direct result
of a tire defect, you may be able to collect damages for you pain and
If the tire was manufactured incorrectly, the manufacturer may be held
responsible for your losses; if the tire was designed poorly, the developer
may be liable. If you have questions about tire defects and your personal
injury, talk to an attorney from our firm today and schedule a free case
consultation. Not sure if your case is worth taking to court? Talk to
use anyway. The sooner we hear from you the faster we can create an effective
strategy to help you get the compensation you may deserve.