Defective Tire Lawyer
Every day millions of cars travel American highways. Unknown to those drivers and their passengers, many of these cars come equipped with defective tires that can blowout at any moment. Unforeseen tire blowouts can lead to serious multi-vehicle accidents, resulting in devastating injuries and even death.
In fact, tire blowouts cause an estimated 400 deaths and over 70,000 accidents in the United States each year.
Multiple Tire Manufacturers at Fault
Millions of tires have been recalled in recent years from major tire manufacturers, including Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, and even some overseas manufacturers. A major problem is that the recall notifications are sent out only after there have been a number of reported accidents with certain tires.
Lawsuits against the tire manufacturers are filed when the necessary recall isn’t administered to vehicles equipped with the defective tires or when tire manufacturers delay the recall even when there is evidence of their tires being defective.
Consequences of Defective Tires
Individuals involved in accidents caused by defective tires can experience any of the following:
- Major damage to their vehicle
- Serious or permanent injuries
If you or a family member have been involved in an accident due to a defective tire, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The experienced product liability attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates are ready to help you in your defective tire case. Call us at 1-800-404-9000 or visit us online and fill out our defective tire accident form.
What Are Defective Tires, and Why Are They Dangerous?
Defective tire accidents happen in a number of ways, but the most common results are a tire blowout or tread separation. This can happen because of a number of possible reasons:
- Poor tire construction
- Tire shredding
- Adhesion failures
The High Risk of Defective Car Tires
When a tire blows out or loses its tread, the result for the driver is usually a loss of control of the vehicle, causing rollover accidents and other collisions. These accidents can cause the drivers involved thousands of dollars in medical bills and vehicle repairs—not to mention grievous injuries and even death.
These physical and financial damages could be avoided if the tire manufacturers issued a timely recall of their defective tires.
A list of currently recalled tires is available at the bottom of this page.
Defective Auto Part Attorneys
Don’t shoulder these financial burdens without the help you need. Contact the experienced defective tire accident attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates by filling out our online form or calling us at 1-800-404-9000.
What Are Victims of Accidents Caused by Defective Tires Entitled To?
Victims of defective tire accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for any of the items below that apply to their case:
- All medical bills associated with injuries from the accident
- Future medical costs due to permanent or long-term injury
- Vehicular replacement and repairs
- Physical and emotional suffering
Wrongful Death and Defective Tire Crashes
If you have a loved one who passed away from an accident involving a defective tire, you may also be entitled to financial compensation for loss of income, loss of companionship, and all funeral costs.
Get Help from a Defective Tire Attorney
Now is the time to get the financial compensation you and your family deserve. Don’t try your claim against the tire manufacturers on you own. Instead, get experienced help by calling the defective tire lawsuit attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form.
Current Tire Recalls
GITI Tire (USA) is recalling 250,620 imported Primewell Valera Touring II tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 225/50R18 95T; 205/65R16 95H, GT Radial Champiro Touring A/S tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 205/65R16 95H; and 225/50R18 95T, and Dextero Touring DTR1 tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, manufactured by PT. Gajah Tunggal TBK in Indonesia.
Continental Tire the Americas is recalling 14,567 Crosscontact LX20 tires, size P275/55R20 111S, manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 9, 2015.