Involved in a Defective Tire Accident?
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We count on our tires to hold together and function while we are on the road. Ever since the Bridgestone Firestone tire fiasco in 2000 and 2001, we know that that does not always occur. Over 270 deaths and 800 injuries, occurred due to defective tires, which resulted in Bridgestone Firestone recalling more than 7 million tires. Sadly, the problem of tread separation still continues. Tires can fall apart either to due design defect or
If you have been involved in a defective tire accident, you need to contact a Los Angeles product liability lawyer right away. At our firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients the superior level of legal service they need to navigate this difficult time. We know that suffering an injury or losing a loved one due to a defective tire can be a devastating situation. No one should have to go through this time without fair compensation or justice being served. That is what our firm is here to help you obtain! Give us a call today if you would like to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Tread Separation
The more you understand about the makeup of a tire, the more easily you will be able to identify defective tires or when a defective tire causes an accident.
Tires are built in the following layers:
- Carcass or green tire
- Skim tire
- Steel belts
- Second skim tire
Since tires are made by hand, workers must take extra care and caution to ensure they are made correctly and are safe enough for use on the road. If a worker fails to do so and allows dirt or moisture to get onto the surfaces of the tire when it is being made, the layers may not adhere together correctly. In other cases, a company may use inadequate or old skim stock to make tires, which can lead to separation and thus, dangerous accidents. Other issues, such as hasty or incomplete inspections can result in poorly crafted tires that are prone to separate.
In addition to the above manufacturing defects, there can also be design defects. State-of-the art tires include a nylon overlay between the steel belts and the tread. This overlay seals the inner tire and prevents it from separating. Despite its proven safety value, this feature does add something to the cost of the tire and is therefore normally left out unless high performance tires are being made.
Call Our Los Angeles Product Liability Lawyers
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we vigorously represent clients who have been the victims of defective tire accidents. When a client comes to us, we have tire experts examine the tires for defects in manufacturing or design. We then bring suit to obtain compensation for our client for the client's medical costs, property losses, income loss and pain and suffering. We have recovered large settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
The good news is that you do not have to navigate this time on your own. Our firm is more than equipped to taken on your tire defect claim. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with our dedicated product liability attorneys.