Defective Tire Accident Lawsuit Lawyers
Tire blowouts can be a serious hazard on the road. In some tire blowouts, a motor vehicle will flip over, send the car into oncoming traffic, or cause a collision with pedestrians who are walking or biking on the side of the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that about 2% of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by the vehicle itself, and of those crashes, 35% of the crashes were caused by a tire problem. In other words, tire problems cause over 14,000 traffic accidents per year.
Tire blowouts and flats are responsible for more than 700 deaths each year. In many tire-related crashes, tire manufacturing defects are to blame. If you or a loved one sustained any type of accident caused by a negligent driver or an auto defect, call Montlick Injury Attorneys for a free case review.
The most typical tire defects are:
- Manufacturing defects
- Tread separation
- Improper tire mounted
- Inadequate puncture repair
- Retread failure
- Tires manufactured without separation prevention design characteristics
- Steel belt and tread separation
- Tire damaged during the mounting process
The aforementioned tire defects can cause dissimilar dangers. For example, a separation of tread can cause a tire blowout, which is the most dangerous type of tire failure.
It is important that tire defect accident victims keep the defective tire plus any tire pieces. This can be critical evidence that your product liability attorney will need to prove the tire failed.
Determining Liability in Tire Failure Crashes
Deciding which party to hold liable for a tire failure accident may be complicated. Your tire failure accident attorney must examine all possibilities and decide who to hold responsible. This could include:
The Other Driver: The driver of the vehicle is usually the first person to ascertain if they were at fault for the crash. Law enforcement looks at evidence of speeding, failure to yield, driver intoxication, and other traffic violations to resolve if the other driver was the cause of the accident.
The Tire Manufacturer: A tire manufacturer could be held liable when its tire fails because of defective manufacturing and causes an accident.
The Auto Manufacturer: Federal law requires all new motor vehicles to be equipped with certain tire pressure monitoring systems and to recall defective vehicles, including tires. Should your vehicle have a defect leading to an accident, the auto maker could be held liable.
If a tire on your vehicle fails, causing an accident, you may have a claim against the tire.
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