Tire manufacturers owe the public a duty to make sure that the tires it produces are safe and reliable. Thousands of vehicle accidents that cause the death or serious injury of another happen every year as a result of poorly manufactured and defective tires. Despite the obvious dangers inherent in manufacturing defective tires, tire companies only recall their tires after serious or even catastrophic accidents occur caused by tread separation or sidewall blowouts from defective tires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiled statistics suggesting that 8,000 vehicle accidents occur annually due to tire blowouts. A tire blowout occurs when the tire wall fails and loses air pressure almost instantaneously. A common attribute of a blowout is an explosion-type sound.
Tire blowouts usually happen without warning. The sudden and startling nature of a blowout can throw a car the car violently to the side, forcing the driver to struggle to control the car. This type of maneuvering causes the vehicle to roll, go off of the road, or slam into another vehicle. Crashes caused by blowouts, especially when they hap[pen on the highway, can occur at a high rate of speed. Consequently, blowout accidents are potentially devastating.
Tire blowouts can occur for any number of reasons. The most common reason is a decrease in air pressure when the driver runs the car while the air pressure in the tire is low. However, blowouts also happen when the manufacturer made the tire with substandard materials. In that case, the driver of the car may not be liable for any injuries sustained in the crash, but the tire manufacturer, retailer, or the installer could be liable depending on the circumstances of the crash.
Tire separations occur when the tread and walls come apart. Steel belts are melted into the tire during the manufacturing process. The tread is the element of the tire that is applied last in the process. Tread separation does not happen because of low air pressure in the tires. Instead, tire separation is normally caused by a defect in the manufacturing process. Consequently, tire makers face substantial legal liability for accidents caused by tread separation.
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