Suing for a Car Accident Caused by Tire Tread Separation
When most people are involved in an auto accident, they usually believe that either they are to blame themselves or the other driver holds the responsibility, but this isn’t always the case. Many different circumstances can converge to cause a vehicle collision, and some of them you might not have even thought of.
For instance, when you purchased your vehicle, you probably expected that it would operate the way it was intended and that all the parts were well-designed and fit for the road. So what if the manufacturer of your vehicle cut corners? What if there were design defects that impacted your vehicle’s safety, such as issues with the tires?
Tires are very important to your safety because they are the main point of contact between your vehicle and the road. When a tire blows out, you can be in an accident and be seriously injured or killed.
One relatively common design defect is tire tread separation. If a manufacturer was negligent, you can hold them accountable by suing for a car accident caused by tire tread separation.
How Does Tire Tread Separation Occur?
Tires can be damaged in a variety of ways, such as overinflation, underinflation, reckless driving, potholes, poor service work, and manufacturing defects. When the tread (the part that grips the road) separates from the body of the tire, this can lead the tire to fall apart, resulting in a blowout and, often, accidents.
Suing the Manufacturer
When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by tire tread separation, or just a defective tire in general, you can usually sue the tire manufacturer. You will need to show proof that you didn’t alter the tires in any way. You will file your claim directly against the manufacturer, and you can win damages if you win your claim.
You can be awarded a settlement for all the losses you’ve faced, such as medical bills, lost work wages, property damage, transportation expenses, and any other losses this auto accident caused you to suffer.
Get Legal Assistance with Your Defective Tire Case
Now you know more about suing for a car accident caused by tire tread separation. Reach out to Halperin Law Center to discuss your defective tire case with a legal professional at our firm. We offer free case reviews, so call us at 804-527-0100, or send in the online contact form below.