The Dangers of Faulty or Defective Tires
No matter what kind of car you drive, your tires are a critical part of your vehicle’s overall safety. Do you regularly inspect yours to ensure they’re in safe condition before driving? If not, you should. Those few minutes could save you from unnecessary breakdown or worse – a dangerous collision.
Top Reasons Tires May Fail
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire failures and blowouts cause more than 8,000 serious automobile accidents every year. Tire failures at high speeds can be particularly dangerous, putting drivers at risk of suffering very serious wrecks and potentially even vehicle rollovers.
And as one of the parts of your car that sees the most regular wear and tear the more you drive it, it becomes increasingly important to check your tires periodically to ensure they remain in safe driving condition. However, not all tire failures are caused by old age or frequent wear and tear. Often times, tire blowouts may actually be caused by improper manufacturing and/or improper maintenance, which can occur without any fault of the driver or owner of the car.
Tire manufacturing and distribution defects include:
- Poor quality tire construction, including improper adhesion, improper curing and/or use of dry rubber stock
- Improper quality control during manufacturing process
- Manufacturers or distributors selling old tires
And much, much more. In these instances, drivers may have cause for claims taken out against the manufacturer at fault.
Dealing With Defective Tires
When you buy new tires for your vehicle, you expect for them to function properly. You don’t expect for them to fail or blow out within months or even a year of purchase, putting you at risk for a potentially deadly accident.
Have you been injured in a car accident caused by a faulty tire? At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we stand behind victims of defective automobile parts. We have experience representing clients in product liabilities cases, understand the trauma an incident relating to a defective tire can cause. Tire failures, separations and blowouts can be catastrophic for those involved – and potentially even fatal. We want to help you hold the negligent parties accountable.
Do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss the details of your case with one of our skilled product liability attorneys. At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we’re in your corner.
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