Following an accident that was a result of a tire blowout, you might feel confused about whether or not you should seek compensation from the driver of the car whose tire blew out. You might even wonder whether or not you can file a lawsuit against the tire company? The best decision you can make at this time is to call the Philadelphia tire blowout lawyers from Wieand Law Firm, LLC. Your concerns are legitimate, and in fact, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the car or tire. These cases tend to be very complicated and may involve a number of different laws, regulations, and procedures that are not exactly the same as in a standard personal injury case. Please do not attempt to pursue a tire blowout lawsuit on your own.
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A large number of tire blowouts, and tire failures, are caused by a defective design. The causes of a defective design can be associated with:
- Faulty sidewall construction
- Faulty tire bead construction
- Unclean factory conditions
- Improper temperature for the curing process
- Poor quality tire materials
- Wrong sizing for the tire components
- Negligent testing
It is also possible for over or under inflated tires, worn out tires, mismatched tires, mismatched rims, and road hazards to cause a tire blowout. In the event a tire blowout causes an accident, the chances of a rollover happening are very high. This can also lead to other parts of a vehicle to become defective; most notably, the roof of the car, the seat belts, the door locks and the airbag. The injuries sustained in an accident of this magnitude can be catastrophic, even deadly.
When an Old Tire is Sold as A New Tire
Sometimes a new tire will remain on a store shelf for several years. Even though they are technically “new”, they are actually old. Unlike other products that have a long shelf life, tires do not. In fact, tires start to age as soon as they roll off the manufacturing line. Over time their internal components can break down and eventually will fail. If a “new” tire has been sitting around for many years, the risk of tire failure is high. Using an old, and used, tire comes with even greater risks. You should never buy a used tire regardless of how good it might look. That said, dealers, tire shops, and repair shops have an obligation to inspect all tires. They should also let you know when your tires need to be replaced. If they fail to adhere to these duties, they could be held liable should an accident occur. The Philadelphia tire blowout lawyers will review all potential causes of the accident in order to identify who may be responsible.
Tire Recalls in the USA
Sometimes bad tire design will lead to a tire recall. It’s the duty of a manufacturer to notify any of their customers about a dangerous defect and any recall associated with them. Some of the current 2018-2019 tire recalls in the U.S. include, but may not be limited to:
- Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC
- Lee Schwab Tire Centers Inc.
- Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
- Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company
- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
Additional tires that have recently been called include those who were manufactured by:
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that happened because of a defective tire or a tire blowout, please call the Philadelphia tire blowout lawyers from Wieand Law Firm, LLC now.
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