Accident Victims Of A Defective Tire Looking For A Lawyer

by Terry Bryant

Do you suspect you have suffered damages because of a defective tire? A lawyer can offer counsel to victims or survivors that want to explore legal repercussions in these matters. Let’s examine a few statistics involving automobile accidents.

Every year there are nearly 11 million automobile accidents in the United States. Nearly 400k of those accidents result in deaths within a year of the incident. Roughly 9 percent of accidents are caused by improperly maintained or faulty tires.

Vehicle maintenance, which includes proper tire care and inflation, is vital in keeping the vehicle running smoothly and getting good gas mileage. Luckily, professionals can often detect possible design imperfections during regularly scheduled maintenance. However, properly maintained vehicles can still be involved in accidents.

What are some of the possible incidents associated with flawed tires?

  • Blowouts or shredded tread
  • Skidding
  • Hydroplaning
  • Loss of control

While a vehicle swerving unexpectedly or running off the road is indeed scary, sometimes these incidents can cause injury, including fatalities. Regardless of the severity of the injury, a flawed product sold to the consumer is unacceptable.

Keep in mind that not all injuries have to be to a person. Damage can be to property as well. For instance, a car swerving off the road may damage fences, lawns, or crops. What if the uncontrolled vehicle harms cattle or household pets?

Do you think you may have been affected by a defective tire? A lawyer can look at the facts and help determine if there is cause for legal recourse.