How Defective Tires Cause Injuries
Say you’re driving along a major freeway and you experience a tire blowout. You are injured after losing control of your vehicle and causing a wreck.
Everyone is blaming you for the crash, but you don’t think it was your fault that your tire blew out. After all, you get your vehicle serviced regularly, and the tires are brand new. So who’s to blame for this crash?
Sometimes vehicle accidents are caused by circumstances outside of our control. No matter how careful you are about maintaining your vehicle, parts can fail, leading to an accident.
If you did everything possible to avoid a collision and you can show that a defective part caused or contributed to your accident, you might be able to sue the product’s manufacturer. When a defective tire caused your crash, you shouldn’t be the one held responsible for it.
Holding a Manufacturer Liable for Defective Tires That Resulted in Injuries
Many people automatically blame the driver when a vehicle collision occurs, but there are many other causes of car wrecks. One of the causes most often overlooked is that of defective vehicle parts. The parts on your vehicle are what make your vehicle work, so it makes sense that if they fail to function properly, there could be negative consequences.
Tires are an important safety feature on your vehicle. If a tire blows out, then this will likely result in a crash or a collision. When the tire malfunctioned because of poor design or creation, then the manufacturer can be held to account for your injuries and losses.
What are some of the ways tires malfunction and lead to injuries? See below.
- Tread separation
- Tread and steel belt separation
- Sidewall failures
- Material contamination
It’s important to note that others could be responsible for tire failure. For instance, a repair shop could over- or underinflate your tires, which can also lead to crashes. In this example, the repair shop would be liable for injuries.
Obtaining Damages for Your Tire Product Liability Case
When your lawyer has discovered who was responsible for your auto accident injuries, then it’s time to file your case. Your attorney will fight to see that you receive full compensation from the negligent manufacturer. Some of the damages you can receive when you win your tire defect case are listed below.
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages and lost earning potential
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Permanent injury/disability
- Mental trauma
- Mental health treatment
- Property loss
Speak with an Attorney Knowledgeable in Defective Tire Cases
When a manufacturing company has caused your injuries because of negligence, you have a right to hold them accountable. The public trusts manufacturers to create safe and effective products, and when corners have been cut or safety standards violated, they must be held responsible for injuries that occur as a result.
Filing a claim is a complicated process, especially when you’re going up against a major manufacturing company. They have a legal team meant to fight against injury claims. Make sure you have a team of your own. Get a free case review by contacting Halperin Law Center through the form below or by dialing 804-527-0100.