How does tire separation happen?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) an “estimated 414 fatalities, 10,275 non-fatal injuries, and 78,392 crashes occurred annually due to flat tires or blowouts.” Some tire separation injuries happen because bad tires are sold on the marketplace. Unfortunately, there have been many tire recalls over the last few years and some consumers may not even know they are driving on defective tires.
Who is liable in a tire separation lawsuit?
If the tire separation lawsuit is against the manufacturer, it will be because the tire was a defective product. That means that the manufacturer knew or should have known the tire was defective and may cause an injury. Other tire separation lawsuits may be against the retailer who sold the tire. Sometimes retailers sell used or old tires that are no longer fit for the road. Retailers may be selling customers old tires and it is important to check the manufactured date on the tire before buying it.
What should I do after a tire separation accident?
The first thing you should do after a tire blowout or tire separation accident is call the police. Get your injuries treated by a doctor. You should contact a defective product lawyer before you speak to anyone regarding the accident. Preserving evidence is always important in any legal matter. If your injury was caused by tire separation, you should attempt to preserve the tire. The tire may be an integral part of proving your tire separation lawsuit.
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What is considered a defective tire?
There are many types of defects that may lead to a tire separation accident. Regardless of the reason for the tire’s defect, they are very dangerous. Defective tires can lead to blowouts, rollovers, and serious injuries to the automobile’s occupants and other cars nearby. Some of the most common types of tire separation defects are:
- Poor tire construction
- Manufacturing defects in the tire itself
- Tire shredding
- and even adhesion failures.
Is there money available after a tire separation accident?
If you or a family member were injured in a tire separation accident, you may be considering a tire separation lawsuit. There could be money for past medical bills related to the tire separation accident. Some victims of defective tires may also be able to recover money for future medical bills. There may also be compensation for pain and suffering related to the accident. Select claimants will be able to sue for punitive damages as well. If your family lost a loved one in a tire separation accident, you might have a tire separation lawsuit. Fatalities from defective products are common and holding the company responsible that manufactured that product can save other lives.
Should I call a tire separation attorney?
We highly suggest you contact a product liability lawyer to help you after a tire separation accident. Many people who have lawsuits never call a lawyer and never get the compensation they deserve. Our tire separation lawyers can help you through the complex legal process. After an accident, many families need help and hiring a tire separation lawyer can bring justice to your family.
Can I afford a tire separation lawyer?
Woods & Woods tire separation lawyers never charge a penny unless you win. If we win our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you lose your tire separation lawsuit, you owe us nothing. Our defective product lawyers will not ask for money upfront to represent you. We never charge for phone calls and we won’t bill by the hour. Our fair fee practices make it easy for anyone to obtain a tire separation lawyer.
Why call Woods & Woods for my tire separation lawsuit?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods Indiana personal injury lawyers have protected the legal rights of injured people. We have successfully represented thousands of injured people and their families. Our decades of experience and knowledge help our clients win their cases. We always offer free legal consultations to anyone. For help, call us and explore your legal options.