Dayton Defective Tires
The tires on your Dayton vehicle are extremely important for the safety and functionality of the entire machine. If something is wrong with your tires, you could experience an accident while driving, which could lead to severe injuries and even death. If you are the victim of a defective tire, contact Elk & Elk immediately for assistance. You may be able to claim compensation for your injuries through a product liability lawsuit.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, including product liability and tire defect cases.
- We have secured over $1 billion for our clients over our years of operation.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. You do not pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
Causes of Defective Tire Accidents
Your tires need to be in good condition for your vehicle to operate safely. However, many manufacturing issues and design issues can harm your tires, leading to blowouts and tread separation on the road. These accidents are particularly dangerous since you can swerve and hit other vehicles, drive off the road, and experience serious injuries. Common causes of defective tire accidents include the following product issues.
- Poor quality materials
- Improper gluing of tire layers
- Inadequate heating of tire layers to form a proper bond
- Cracking as a result of layer and tread separation
- Tire material that is prone to blowouts
Types of Product Liability Claims in Ohio
If you are a victim of a defective tire in Ohio, you can file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or the supplier of the tire. Under Ohio Revised Code 2307.71(13), you can pursue legal action against these liable parties for any deaths, emotional distress, injuries, or physical damage as a result of the tire defect.
You have two years from the date of your tire defect injury to file a claim against the supplier or manufacturer in Ohio civil court. You can pursue a product liability claim for defective manufacturing, design, warnings, or a failure to conform to warranties and representations under Ohio state law.
- Claims that involve defective manufacturing pursue claims based on flaws in the construction of the tire. If the manufacturer did not intend to make a poor tire and sold it to you, you could hold them liable for the injuries that occur due to the manufacturing defect. Types of manufacturing defects in tires include the use of poor quality materials, improper gluing and heating techniques, and cracks in the tires when they leave the factory.
- You can also hold the manufacturer liable for defects in the design of the tires. If your tire issue encompasses multiple consumers’ tires and can cause harm based on the dangers the design poses, you can pursue this claim. Examples of design defects in tires include the consistent use of poor quality materials in the manufacturing process and designating a defective technique to manufacture multiple tires, such as improper layering.
- If you want to hold a manufacturer or supplier liable for a defect in warning, the tire must have a foreseeable issue with it that could cause harm to a consumer. If the manufacturer or supplier fails to warn you of this hazard, you could hold them liable for your injuries.
- When you purchase a tire, you also receive representations and warranties from the manufacturers. If the tire fails to conform to these standards set in the warranties and you suffered an injury after relying on the manufacturer’s representation, you can claim compensation for your damages.
Get Legal Help – Call Elk & Elk
Are you the victim of a defective tire in Dayton, Ohio? Elk & Elk can assist you with your tire defect lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at our offices in Dayton.