If something unexpectedly goes wrong with your tires while on the road, it can cause a traumatic and dangerous situation. Even if you keep up with proper vehicle maintenance, a defective tire could endanger your life. Defective tires do not operate according to industry safety standards. The tire manufacturer could be liable for your damages if the tire contained a dangerous defect. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident involving defective tires, contact our Cleveland product liability attorneys at Elk & Elk today to discuss your case. You may be eligible for significant compensation.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- We believe every accident victim deserves representation. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge any costs up-front – or at all until we win.
- We have recovered over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for past clients. These results include many successful product liability claims.
- We are a client-focused firm compelled by your personal safety and needs. From the very beginning, we will inform our case strategy using your situation and desired outcome.
Why You Need a Defective Product Attorney
Strict product liability laws can work in your favor as a plaintiff. These laws state that a manufacturer will be strictly liable – without the plaintiff needing proof of negligence – if the item contains a defect. A lawyer can help you recover evidence that the tire contained a defect after a vehicle collision. Your law firm can send investigators to the scene of the accident or the auto shop where your vehicle is undergoing repairs. Your lawyer can then build and submit your product liability claim on your behalf. The best way to maximize your financial recovery for a tire defect is by retaining an attorney.
Common Types of Tire Defects
Tires contain defects more often than many vehicle owners realize. Many drivers may experience premature tire wear or blowouts, but do not suspect the manufacturer of liability. Instead, they blame roadway hazards or improper tire installation. While these things can also cause unsafe tires, manufacturing defects could be at the heart of a tire issue. It is not until a tire problem causes a serious or fatal accident that most vehicle owners consider the possibility of a defective product.
- Tread separation
- Premature wear and tear
- Uneven wear on tread
- Balding tire
- Bumps or bubbles
- Missing tire components
- Incorrect tires for vehicle
- Improper repairs or installation
- Vehicle vibration
Recognizing the signs of a defective tire could help you spot a dangerous tire before an accident happens. If not, it may at last help you understand that a defect may have caused your crash. As soon as you notice any potential signs of a tire defect, contact a product liability lawyer near you. You have just two years from the date of your accident to bring your claim.
Accidents From Defective Tires
Properly working tires are critical to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. A poorly performing tire could throw off the balance of the entire vehicle and cause issues such as vibrating. It could also cause a tire blowout in a dangerous situation, such as on a highway or bridge. A blowout could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and travel into a lane of oncoming traffic or off the side of the road. Defective tires and blowouts can also cause vehicle rollovers.
Contact Us at (800) ELK-OHIO
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries such as bone fractures, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, or loss of limb because of a defective tire or other vehicle parts, contact our lawyers right away. You may have grounds for a product liability claim and compensation for your damages. We can help you fight for the full and fair value of your case. Speak to an attorney for free today at (800) ELK-OHIO.