Negligence comes in many different forms, whether it's a reckless driver or an auto company who puts the bottom line above consumer safety. Both of these matters need to be taken seriously, and in both instances, injury victims and their loved ones can benefit from teaming with the Charpentier Law Firm. Our personal injury attorneys will hold motorists and automotive companies accountable for any kinds of negligent actions. You can trust in us to be solid partners with you.
Right now, we want to focus on auto accidents that were caused by defective tires and why tire makers need to be taken to task in these matters.
Defective Tires Are a Serious Problem
It's obvious why a defective tire can pose such a major threat to the well-being of motorists. If a tire malfunctions, it's possible for a driver to lose control or experience limited control of a vehicle. Should this problem occur while on city streets, pedestrians and bicyclists are also put at risk of injury.
Below are some of the common tire defects that we have seen.
Issues with Poor Tire Quality
Tires have a form of expiration date to them simply given the nature of storage and the materials involved. If tires are old, their road worthiness can be seriously impacted, making them more prone to various failures.
Issues with Tire Blowouts
Tire blowouts are instances in which a tire suddenly and rapidly deflates. If a driver is on the road during a blowout, swerving and loss of control is likely.
Issues with Tread Separation
Tread separation refers to cases in which the tread peels off the tire itself. This is more common when a vehicle is traveling at high speed. The tread can be potentially hazardous to adjacent motorists (particularly motorcyclists) as it flies off.
Issues with Sidewall Zipper Failure
Sidewall zipper failures tend to occur when the car is stationary and the tire is being inflated. In these cases, the tire blows out and can potentially injure the person inflating the tire.
Issues with Bead Fracture
The bead portion of a tire is the part that sits on the motor vehicle's actual wheel. If the tire bead becomes caught on the rim of the tire, a potential blowout or other kind of failure can occur.
The Obligations of Tire Manufacturers to Consumers
If a tire manufacturer notices flaws in their tires, they need to issue immediate recalls and inform the media of such matters. By keeping consumers in the loop, they prevent injuries rather than allow them to happen.
How Our Legal Team Can Help You
Our auto accident lawyers will not be intimidated by tire manufacturers or auto companies since these entities are beholden to laws just as everyone else. We will fight diligently for you and all of your legal entitlements every step of the way to ensure that you and your loved ones receive just compensation for any injuries or losses that have been sustained.
Learn More About Product Liability Lawsuits
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in an auto accident that was caused by defective tires, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. The Charpentier Law Firm is committed to its clients and will help you receive just compensation following serious injuries caused by negligent parties, whomever these parties may be.