Tire Defects


Defective and Damaged Tire Injury Accidents
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Tire Defects

There is more to tire safety than is often realized by the general public. Visually inspecting and properly inflating tires is important, but rubberized products including tires have a limited life regardless of tread depth and use. Whether a tire is unsafe often cannot be detected by the naked eye. Manufacturers frequently blame the consumer for accidents placing the blame on old, worn tires when the cause of the tire’s failure is bad design, poor quality control, or a known pre-existing defect. The scariest part is whether you are driving fast or slow, in a flash these failures by the manufacturer can change your life.

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Tire defects and tire failure can cause serious car accidents including rollover incidents that cause severe injury or death. If you are considering a lawsuit for a tire defect or blowout you should:
  • Make sure the tire, tire tread, and tire rim are kept
  • Preserve the vehicle - do not repair, destroy, or sell
  • Identify witnesses and obtain their contact information
  • Take pictures to document the scene if possible

A failure to do the above in an efficient and timely manner may jeopardize your right to just compensation for the manufacturer’s negligence in providing a defective tire.

Our attorneys are experienced in investigating and litigating product liability claims. We have the experience, resources, and skill required to handle these large and complex tire defect cases. At Falk & Falk Law, we have board certified trial lawyers experienced in preserving evidence and testimony. We bring the financial resources to hire quality and recognized experts in the tire industry in order to reach the optimal resolution for our clients in these complicated cases. For a free consultation from one of our attorneys, contact the personal injury lawyers of Falk & Falk Law today

About Tire Defects

A vehicle’s tires play a crucial role in a car’s safety. They are the only part of your car that touches the ground so they affect a car’s handling, braking, and overall driving. The sad truth is that tires with no visible defects can be bad and exceptionally dangerous. Every major tire manufacturer including Ford Firestone, Uniroyal, Dunlop, and Cooper have issued tire recalls. The frightening part is these recalls do not usually happen until a significant number of consumers have been injured or killed by defective tires. Shockingly the manufacturers have known about some problems for years but failed to properly notify the public and more importantly, failed to correct these defects because it saves them money even at the risk of their own customers. Tire defects are commonly due to:
  • Belt to belt separation
  • Belt edge separation
  • Sudden loss of inflation pressure
  • Broken cords
  • Cracking
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Tire shredding
  • Traction failure

Once the tire shreds or blows out pieces of the tire can wrap around the wheel making control of the vehicle exceptionally difficult. This can cause sharp turns, vehicle rollovers, and serious injuries.

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