Accidents from Defective Tires
Most motorists know the basics of tire maintenance: get the pressure checked, fill them with air, rotate them, align and balance them, and replace them when necessary. However, doing all of this does not guarantee tire safety. Detreading, delaminating, and blowouts – these are major issues that are more common than the tire manufacturers admit. And when a defective tire suddenly goes out, the results can be disastrous.
If you or someone you loved has been involved in an accident caused by a tire blowout or other tire failure, please contact Wilshire Law Firm for immediate legal assistance. Our attorneys are ready and willing to fight aggressively to protect your rights, including your right to full and fair compensation for your injuries and other losses. Negligent tire companies should not get away with releasing shoddy products to the public. Let us help you bring them to justice.
You can reach us by calling our toll-free number (800) 522-7274 or submitting an online contact form. We offer comprehensive, no obligation consultations, free of charge.
Some Tire Companies Put Profits Ahead of Safety
Although tires should be changed every six years to prevent tire failure, manufacturers often give consumers the impression that their tires can last 10 years, just so they can push more of their product and make higher profits. By spreading inaccurate information, they put the lives of consumers at risk. No company should ever be allowed to prioritize profit over the safety of others. This is not just negligent behavior – it is absolutely immoral and inexcusable.
Tire failure does not usually result in devastating car accidents. Most times, people get frightened, and maybe the car sustains minor damage, but they survive and move on. Yet, there are tragic incidents in which a tire separation results in catastrophic or even fatal injuries. At high speeds, tire failure can cause the driver to lose complete control of his or her vehicle. This is why tire companies must not only release well-made tires but also provide honest information to the public about the durability of their products.
The Common Causes of Tire Failure
Tire failure can occur for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Bad craftsmanship
- Shoddy manufacturing
- Faulty design
- Tread separation
- Adhesion failures
Despite stringent tire performance regulations, tire defects are all too common. In the past decade, millions of tires have been recalled by some of the largest tire companies in the country, including Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Michelin. Sadly, some victims paid with their lives before these dangerous tires were pulled off the shelves. And many more suffered serious injuries.
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We Can Prove that a Tire Defect Caused Your Accident
The legal team at Wilshire Law Firm has the experience and resources to make your claim airtight. To ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, we will:
- Consult with industry experts who can support your claim with testimony
- Examine the scene of the accident along with damages to your vehicle and tires
- Analyze police and medical records
- Gather relevant statements from witnesses
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Our firm does not just process claims – we give each and every case the attention it deserves and inform our clients of their status at every turn. As your legal representatives, we will never leave you in the dark. Contact us today to receive high quality representation.