Tire tread separations, tire explosions, other tire failures can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, often resulting in serious wrecks and injuries. When tire manufacturers cut corners in the design and production of their tires, or when they fail to alert consumers about the dangers of driving on old tires, these manufacturers can be held legally responsible.
Tires should be able to withstand external and internal forces for an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 miles. When a manufacturer uses cheap materials, defective rubber, or improperly sized components, the tires can get contaminated with moisture and oxygen. This can lead to tread separation or a blowout.
If a tire is defective and the manufacturer is aware of the problem, that company has a legal obligation to alert consumers about the potential danger. Unfortunately, tire manufacturers may not issue a tire recall until the company is forced to do so. With thousands of brands of tires on the market, coupled with ineffective tracking and notification systems, a driver may not be aware of the safety issues until a serious problem happens on the road.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of defective tires, please contact us. You may have a claim against the company that manufactured the faulty tire.