Defective Tire Claims
Get Help From an Orange County Car Accident Lawyer
Do you believe that your car accident was caused by an underlying tire defect? If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident involving a defective tire, then you could be eligible to seek compensation.
Want to make a defective tire claim? Here is why you should work with us.
- Offer reasonable fees and won't charge you until you win your case
- Walk you through the entire process
- Fight for the maximum amount of compensation.
Determining Who is At Fault
When a product is released onto the market for consumer use, it should be safe and approved for use by the product manufacturer. Products that are backed up with a warranty sometimes limit the level of responsibility that the manufacturer holds, but there many cases where victims can still sue and hold the manufacturer liable for their injuries.
With defective tire cases there are three different possible causes for the defect including:
- The product design
- The way the product was manufactured
- The maintenance of the tire
Tire defects are found to be the underlying cause of many vehicle rollovers and other types of motor vehicle accident. All it takes is for the tire to blowout while driving at a high speed and the driver could lose control of the vehicle.
Types of Tire Defects
Many things can go wrong in the design and manufacturing and maintenance of a tire, but the two most common tire defect cases that we handle include:
- Tire tread separation
- Tire belt separation
During the manufacturing phase there is an adhesive used to stick the rubber onto the metal rim of the tire. However, if the adhesive is ineffective or compromised in any way, then the tire is at risk of separating from the vehicle. There have been several tire recalls in the past from some of the major tire manufacturing companies such as Firestone, Goodyear, Bridgestone and more.
A defective tire can quickly lose pressure and causing the tread or belt to shift or separate which puts the driver at serious risk of an accident. If you believe that a defective tire was the root cause of your accident, then our car accident attorneys can help.
Seeking Compensation in Defective Tire Cases
Tire blowouts can lead to vehicle rollovers which can lead to traumatic or even fatal injuries. If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a tire defect, then we may be able to seek compensation on your behalf.
The main forms of restitution that you may be entitled to include:
- Lost Income
- Medical Expenses
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
- Property Damage and more
Call our office to schedule a free consultation today!
Here at Gill Law Group, PC we offer compassionate legal representation to accident victims who have suffered injuries as a result of a major tire defect. We understand the frustration that you and your family must be feeling and we are here to seek justice on your behalf. Let us guide you on your road to recovery and let us deal with the insurance companies so that you don't have to.