Defective Tire Lawyer

Car owners regularly perform routine maintenance on their vehicles. This may include tire inflation, replacement, and rotation. Regardless of how hard one works on their car, even responsible owners can suffer because of defective tires. Defective tires can cause auto accidents that result in serious injuries or even death. 

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered harm from defective tires. 

Accidents Caused by Defective Tires

Safe and proper tires are necessary to drive a vehicle. Tires bear the car’s weight and are responsible for traction and steering. Cars are complicated machines that require careful attention, and tires are no exception. Various parts like belts, beads, liners, and more go into the making of a tire. Even one compromised component can affect the entirety of the tire’s performance. Common tire defects include tread separation, belt detachment, and weak spots in the tire. Defective tires can result in loss of control, skidding, rollovers, swerving, and spinning. These accidents jeopardize the safety of those inside the affected vehicle and other cars on the road. 

Who is Responsible for Defective Tires? 

Faulty design or problems in the manufacturing process can result in defective tires. Therefore, the company may be responsible if its tire design was flawed from the start. For example, the problem lies in the design, if it involved an improperly sized belt or if it used too little skim stock. Even if manufacturers follow the specifications, the tire will still be defective because of its troubled design. Sometimes, the manufacturer is at fault because it did not assemble the tire correctly or used poor adhesive to produce the tire. A tire may contain foreign objects or trapped water and air left behind by manufacturers. 

A mechanic or retailer may also be liable for the defective tire. These parties are responsible if the tire arrived in perfect working order, but their actions led to the defective tire. If a retailer fails to replace an old tire or a mechanic installs a tire incorrectly, they are accountable. 

Defective Tire Recalls

Every year multiple companies issue recalls of defective tires. Popular tire brands recalled in the past include: 

  • Les Schwab
  • Goodyear
  • Yokohama 
  • Firestone
  • Bridgestone
  • Continental 

In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled 40,000 Les Schwab tires due to tire tread separation. That same year, the NHTSA began investigating defective Goodyear motorhome tires. These Goodyear tires allegedly caused over 100 injuries and deaths because they could not withstand highway speeds. 

Do I Qualify for a Defective Tire Lawsuit?

If defective tires injured you or a loved one, you may qualify for a defective tire lawsuit. A defective tire lawsuit may help you recover: 

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and 
  • Other economic losses related to your injury 

Whether a design flaw, manufacturing issue, or other entity provided you with defective tires, you deserve to take action. Accidents that led to injury or death could have been avoided with functioning tires. If your vehicle had defective tires or you were involved in an accident caused by defective tires, you may want to consider a defective tire lawsuit. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.