Injured Because of Defective Tires?
Our Auto Defect Lawyer Can Get You Justice After a Tire Blowout
Well-made tires keep a vehicle safe and efficient. Unfortunately, many manufacturers may use cheap materials and faulty designs to save money, placing profits ahead of customer safety. In years past, major recalls of Firestone tires brought the extreme danger of defective tires to light. Now, Firestone is just one of many manufacturers facing scrutiny over tire defects and avoidable tire blowouts. We believe that manufacturers can and should be held liable for marketing and selling products that contribute to fatal car accidents and personal injuries.
Types of Tire Failures and Tire Blowouts Causing Car Accidents
Tires are ultimately what allow a driver to control the speed and direction of their vehicle. If the vehicle’s tires are faulty or prone to failure, the driver can very easily lose control of their vehicle and become involved in extremely serious car crashes.
Defective tires can result in several different types of failure. The most common include:
- Tire bead failure
- Zipper failure
- Multi-piece explosions
- Tread separation
- Puncture caused by impact
- Ply separation
Multiple parties may be liable for the injuries caused by the defective tires. Vehicle manufacturers, tire companies and mechanics may be to blame for the tire failure. If the actions of another driver contributed to the failure, they could also be held responsible for the resulting collision.
Consequences of Defective Tires and Tire Blowouts
Tire failure is extremely dangerous in any situation. However, if the tires fail while the vehicle is operating at highway speeds, a rollover accident is the most likely result. Rollover accidents have the highest rate of occupant fatality due to the spinal cord and head injuries that can result from roof crush.
Other injuries due to tire failure can include:
- Broken bones
- Punctured organs
- Vision loss
- Limb loss
- Brain injuries due to blood loss
Your personal injury attorney can help you determine if defective tires caused your accident. If you decide to pursue legal action against the tire manufacturer, you may be able to win compensation for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost job wages and job benefits
- Vehicle damage
Free Personal Injury Attorney Advice for Defective Tire Cases
You have rights under the law. You do not have to accept the harm and injuries you and your family suffered due to defective tires. William McBride and the legal team at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. in our Florida offices or Albuquerque, Boston and Seattle office will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you need to move forward from the accident. Contact an auto defect lawyer at our law firm today for a confidential, no-cost evaluation of your situation.