Each year thousands of individuals are injured or even killed because of defective tires, blow outs, tread separation, and/or poor tire construction. Sudden tire failure is particularly dangerous in vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and 15 passenger vans, which are more prone to rollover accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in an automobile accident due to a faulty or defective tire, you should contact Attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) today to review your case. Nate will help you fight against powerful insurance companies and tire manufacturers to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Tire manufacturers have an obligation to its consumers to produce only safe products that will not place you at risk of being injured or killed. If a tire company fails in this duty and you are injured, you have the right to pursue a claim against the tire company for the injuries you have suffered.
Causes of Tire Defects
Tread Separation: Many tires are recalled because of tread separation problems. Steel-belted radial tires have the potential to separate because it is difficult to make rubber bind to steel. In a properly manufactured tire, the probability of tread separating is low, unless the tire has been subject to extreme heat or excess water. Nevertheless, thousands of tires are recalled each year because customers purchase steel-belted radial tires that are defective. In 2000, Firestone recalled more than 6 million tires after its poorly manufactured tires caused the death of more than 271 people. The biggest danger from tread separation is rollover accidents, which can lead to traumatic brain injuries and serious spinal cord injuries.
Aging Tires: Aged tires are one of the most common tire defects that lead to automobile accidents and injury. All tires have an expiration date and can be used only for a certain period of time. When tire companies carelessly store old tires in warehouses for several years and sell them to consumers, it often time leads to a tire blow out, which may then cause a devastating automobile accident and/or injury.
Valve Stem Defects: Valve stem defects can be very dangerous. If a valve becomes defective, it can cause a blowout, which can then cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle and be seriously injured or killed in an automobile accident. Valve stem defects can also cause tires to explode when being inflated, causing injury or even death to those nearby.
Free Case Evaluation—Call Your Tire Defect Lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston Today
Nate is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Your initial case evaluation is absolutely free and you don’t have to pay a dime unless Nate recovers money for you first.
If you or a friend has been injured in an automobile accident as a result of a tire defect in the greater Phoenix area, Glendale, Mesa, or Scottsdale, please contact Nate today to set up your free initial case evaluation by filling out the online form or by calling 602-652-2009.