Did a Tire Blowout Cause Your Car Accident?
Defective Auto Components
Colson Hicks Eidson is at the forefront of defective auto component litigation, protecting passengers and shaping the law to promote safer practices.
Experienced Product Liability Attorneys Handling Defective Tires Lawsuits
If a tire blowout from tread separation causes an accident and injury, the victim may be able to pursue legal action under both personal injury as well as defective product laws. Our tire blowout attorneys have handled many cases involving defective vehicle components that led to serious personal injury and wrongful death. This includes personal injury attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson serving as national lead co-counsel in a Firestone litigation case involving tires with poor tread that peeled off and caused tire blowout accidents.
We have the qualifications clients need to successfully pursue damages from the tire manufacturer, trucking company or negligent driver that caused them harm. In fact, if our car defect lawyers believe you may have a tire blowout claim after learning what happened, then our personal injury law firm will front the costs of any accident investigation needed to determine who may be at fault. Consequently, there is absolutely no financial risk to see if you can receive injury compensation.
What Causes Tire Tread Separation?
Like all motor vehicle parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of wear-and-tear over time. However, if the tires were poorly designed or manufactured, then the tires are at risk of tread separation. Tire tread separation most frequently occurs in the tires used by commercial semi trucks because many truck owners use refurbished tires to save money.
Tread separation has many causes. A tire accident can happen from:
- Mistakes in tire manufacturing
- Tire design mistakes
- Lack of warnings to remove aged tires from service
- Over inflation
- Poor repairs
- Excessive tire wear
- Neglected maintenance
Many causes of tread separation and tire blowouts are entirely preventable. Sadly, truck drivers, owners and other motorists do not always spend the necessary time and resources to ensure that their vehicles are safe to drive. This negligence can then prove to be extremely harmful, even deadly.
How Does Tire Tread Separation Cause Accidents?
Tire tread separation typically causes a complete loss of control of the vehicle. On a highway, this can then quickly result in catastrophic vehicle accidents. Serious injuries and wrongful death can occur when such accidents happen. If someone loses a loved one, then the pain is multiplied by the idea that the accident could have been prevented if the tire had been properly manufactured and designed.
The product defect attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have an established history of significant personal injury settlements and verdicts against tire manufacturers that put their customers in harm’s way. Large corporations do everything in their power to limit their liability for a vehicle accident. Because of this, our car accident attorneys fight for individuals affected by their defective products.
Defective Tires Accident Attorney Near Me
Contact our personal injury lawyers today for a professional evaluation. We can review possible legal action against the tire manufacturer, trucking company or negligent driver. As a result, you may be able to win compensation for your injuries, medical costs, pain and suffering. Our team of qualified and experienced accident lawyers is ready to help when you call.