CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY BAD TIRES
“Who is responsible if I lost my son in a car accident that was caused by a bad tire?”
Sadly, defective tires cause fatal accidents that claim lives every year. We are saddened to hear that your son was one of those who lost his life due to bad tires. When this happens, the tire manufacturer should be held responsible for the tire blowout, sidewall failure, explosion, or tread separation that occurred. When it is determined that the tire failure was caused by a design flaw or material defect, the tire manufacturer can be held liable.
Poorly designed products, such as defective tires, make their way into the market more often than we think. When a company does not do its part to test tires properly, it should be held responsible for fatal crashes as a result.
If a child or loved one has died due to a defective tire, please call The Kalka Law Group and schedule a free legal consultation with an experienced injury lawyer.
WAS YOUR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY TIRE TREAD?
Due to the fact that many vehicles have tire blowouts, tire chunks are thrown onto the interstate frequently. Tire pieces on the highway often force motorists to swerve or stop suddenly to avoid hitting them. If motorists have to make such maneuvers to avoid hitting tire pieces, they can cause car accidents, especially if the tire tread is from a big rig. Tire pieces can vary in size, but they are always dangerous for motorists, especially motorcyclists. When a tire blows, the vehicle or motorcycle next to or behind that automobile can be put in a very dangerous situation.
Tires usually blow due to lack of maintenance or due to the negligence of vehicle owners.
Seriousness of Tire Tread
Although tire is made of rubber, it can be extremely hazardous when a vehicle or motorcycle runs into it. Some dangerous tire tread scenarios include:
- Cars swerve around it only to cause a side-swipe accident;
- Vehicles stop suddenly to avoid it but are rear-ended;
- Automobiles drive over it, causing it to fly up and hit another car or motorcyclist.
Car owners need to remember to inspect and maintain their tires frequently, keeping them properly inflated. Tire blowouts can occur due to manufacturing defects as well. If a tire blowout caused your car accident injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent driver or tire manufacturer.