Being injured in a car accident can lead to enormous medical bills, missed time from work, lost income, and other financially devasting results. While many victims often only consider the other drivers involved in the accident, the truth is that there may be other people or companies liable for your injuries. Today we will look at what your options may be if the accident was caused by defective tires.
You May Be Able to File a Lawsuit if Your Accident Was the Result of Defective Tires
If you or anyone else was injured in a vehicle crash that was the result of a defective tire, then you could potentially have a legal claim against the seller and/or manufacturer of the tires. There are many potential causes of tire defects, including issues with design, manufacturing, or lack of warnings about issues with tires.
You Could Recover a Variety of Damages
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be eligible to recover a wide range of damages. This includes lost wages, medical bills, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, repairs to your vehicle, and lost earning potential. In the event you have lost a loved one, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Defective Tires Can Cause Accidents in Numerous Ways
There are a number of ways that defective tires can cause accidents. One example is tread separation in which the tread, which is the part of the tire that has groves on it, separates from the rest of the tire. This means that those grooves, which are there to expel water and prevent hydroplaning, cannot do their job and the driver can lose control of their vehicle.
Another example is tire blowouts. This involves the tire rupturing while the car is being driven at a traveling speed. It can be caused by design defects, manufacturing issues, or tread separation. When rubber loses contact with the internal steel belt and the fabric reinforcement, there can be a fast loss of air pressure.
Have You Been Injured in This Type of Accident? Contact an Attorney Today
If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a tire defect then your next call should be to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We are standing by to provide you with a free legal consultation. If we believe that you have grounds for a claim, and we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything until we win your case for you. Call us today and let us get started.