When you are in your car or truck, driving on the highway, you probably don’t give much thought to your tires or the tires on the vehicles around you. But there are tens of thousands of accidents that take place on American roads every year that are attributed to tires that are, in one way or another, defective.
Regardless of whether the problem with the tire is caused by a problem in its manufacture or with the wheel rim itself, or even if the tire is under or over-inflated, a defective tire can cause traumatic, deadly accident that includes rollovers and blowouts that send the vehicle careening out of control.
Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have revealed that over 600 people are killed every year in the United States as a result of accidents caused by under or over-inflated tires, tire tread separation or multi-piece wheel rims that have disintegrated, and when an accident like this occurs, it is often the responsibility of the tire manufacturer who created the defective part in the first place.
The experienced attorneys at Danziger & De Llano have extensive knowledge about the dangers of defective tires and are very familiar with all of the companies whose shoddy manufacturing practices have led to recalls and previous lawsuits. We have the experience and the passion to pursue those who put you at risk, and are able to represent you against the tire manufacturer so that you can get compensated for any injuries and losses caused by their negligence.
Defective Tire Accidents have Many Causes
The quality and reliability of tires was something that has only been closely watched for the last decade or so; prior to that, the quality of a tire’s manufacturing process was something that was simply assumed. But as the science of accident reconstruction became more sophisticated and exacting, forensic experts were able to prove that many accidents that had previously been thought to be the fault of other factors were actually the result of defectively made or installed tires.
Many of the problems were determined to have come about from the manufacturing process itself. Hundreds of thousands of the tires that are on American roads are manufactured in plants that are located in China, and it was determined that the quality control that was needed to make certain that the different layers that made up the tires were not adequately heated for the proper bond to form, and the gluing of the layers was not done properly either.
As a result, the tires were prone to cracking as well as the separation of its layers when under duress or high heat conditions, and this caused many accidents. When the defects were discovered, hundreds of thousands of tires were recalled, but many people are still driving around on tires that they are unaware are defective. When a product is defective it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to make it right and to ensure the safety of anybody that is using the product, and this means that if you’ve been in an accident that was caused by a defective tire, the tire companies are liable for your damages.
The defective tire lawyers at Danziger & De Llano will aggressively pursue those who are at fault for your injuries; we will get you the justice you deserve by bringing in expert witnesses or whatever resources may be necessary to prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of the tire company and its manufacturers.
Protect Your Rights
When you’ve been in a catastrophic accident such as an accident caused by a tire blowout or breakdown, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not your tires were recalled, and we agree. Tire blowout accidents can be very serious and even deadly – they can lead to internal injuries, broken bones, head injuries.
Your primary concern should be on getting better. But once you’re on the road to recovery and while you are convalescing, keep in mind that your medical bills, your time out of work and any other damages that you suffered may be the responsibility of the company that manufactured your tires.
The attorneys at Danziger & De Llano have the resources to investigate the cause of your accident and determine not only whether it was caused by a tire blowout or failure, but we can also help you determine whether the tires that you were riding on were defective and subject to a recall.
If they were, we will pursue the tire manufacturer vigorously to get you the compensation that you are entitled to not only for the expenses that you’ve incurred but also for the pain and suffering that you’ve endured.
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