Most drivers do not ordinarily consider the risk of being in an accident caused by a tire blowout. However, every month there are several tire recalls announced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In many cases, faulty tires are responsible for causing severe motor vehicle accidents such as rollover accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire problems cause about two percent of all motor vehicle accidents, which equals about 15,000 crashes per year. Occasionally these crashes are a result of vehicle owners’ failure to check and maintain their autos. This can lead to accidents involving innocent motorists. As part of an effective automotive maintenance program, a vehicle’s sidewalls, air pressure, and tire tread should be examined regularly. However, most tire-related accidents with injuries and fatalities are caused by defective tires.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a recalled or defective tire, our law firm can examine the facts and circumstances and explain how to seek financial compensation.
Tire blowouts typically occur when the tread layer of the tire shreds. A tire blowout can cause the driver to lose control of their vehicle and crash into other motorists. Accident investigations concerning tire-related accidents require an examination of the rubber and steel that makes up steel belted radial tires. In some cases, the issue is the bonded layers of the tire. If there are manufacturing problems that arise during the bonding process, the affected tires can unexpectedly explode. Several tire manufacturers have been forced to execute recalls due to design defects or defective manufacturing.
One of the most common manufacturing issues is contamination. In some cases, trash, sawdust, oils, cigarette butts, wrappers, and other forms of debris taint the manufacturing process. The debris traps air between tire layers of the tires and can cause a dangerous tire blowout.
Tire and auto manufacturers have a duty to make products that are defect-free. Since large corporations have the motivation to maximize profits for shareholders, companies can try to cut corners to increase profits. There have been thousands of defective product lawsuits filed against tire and auto manufacturers based on defects that cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and crash.
One of the most dangerous types of accidents is the vehicle rollover accident. This is a common type of accident when there is a tire blowout. Rollover accidents cause devastating injuries to occupants since the vehicle’s roof could collapse or the occupants could be thrown out of the vehicle. When a vehicle rolls over, there is a significant increase in catastrophic injuries or deaths. If you or a member of your family has been harmed in a collision caused by recalled or defective tires, contact our experienced car accidents and product liability attorneys for your free consultation.
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