Victimized by a Defective Tire?
In the blink of an eye, a defective tire may cause an auto accident to occur. A tire blowout may result in a driver losing control or may mean that the tire tread will separate from the rest of the vehicle and land in the way of another vehicle, causing another accident. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle, truck, SUV or car accident as a result of a defective tire, you may be entitled to take legal action against the manufacturer. A lawyer at our firm can help you explore your legal options and bring a lawsuit against the responsible company.
Defective Tire Accidents & Injuries
A defective tire puts the driver of the affected vehicle as well as all other motorists on the road in danger of injury. If the driver loses control as a result of a tire blowout, the tire may separate from the vehicle into traffic, resulting in a separate accident. The initial vehicle may also collide with one or more other vehicles after the driver loses control, causing a multi-vehicle accident.
Any type of motor vehicle may be at risk of being involved in an accident due to a defective tire, but vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as an SUV or truck, may be at an increased risk of rollover or of the driver losing control in the event of a tire blowout. Defective tires are particularly dangerous when used at high speeds, such as on freeways where a vehicle's speed may exceed 60 miles per hour.