According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire blowouts cause more than 8,000 motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year. Tire blowouts and defective tires place not only passengers and occupants at risk, but also create serious peril for other motorists, pedestrians, and bystanders.
When a defective tire explodes, deflates, or otherwise fails to maintain its integrity while a vehicle is in use, even experienced drivers can have difficulty controlling and maneuvering a vehicle. Defective tires can create immediate and unavoidable driving emergencies, leading to an increased likelihood of collisions, crash, and rollovers.
When a defective tire injures you or your loved one, you have the right to seek justice and compensation from the parties responsible. Our product liability lawyers are available now to help you fight for your rights against careless and greedy manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
Defective Tire Recalls
Over the last several years, automotive tires have been the subject of numerous product recalls. One of the most prevalent reasons for tire recalls has been defects in design of tire treads, which can separate and cause blowouts. Recalls have also been issued due to the use of ineffective adhesives and manufacturing defects related to excess moisture during the manufacturing process.
While many remain unaware of the frequency with which defective tires are allowed into the marketplace, those injured in tire defect accidents know too well the havoc they can wreak. High-speed collisions and rollovers caused by defective tires can result in serious bodily harm, destruction of expensive property, and may even lead to loss of life.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s tire defect lawyers can help you and your family in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident caused by a defective tire or blowout. Representing product liability clients for more than three decades, our attorneys know how to hold manufacturers accountable for the injuries they cause to unsuspecting consumers.
If you or a family member suffered injury or wrongful death and you suspect a defective tire is to blame, call or email us now for your free consultation about your claims.