Defective Tire Attorneys in Savannah
We Go after Auto Manufacturers on Behalf of Injury Victims
Even after the highly publicized issue with Firestone tires in 2000, American tire and auto manufacturers continue to place profits above consumer safety by taking shortcuts in terms of design characteristics. Naturally, any time a manufacturing company takes shortcuts in favor of profit, the product suffers – and in this case, the product can affect the lives of millions of people out on the roads.
From neglecting to apply basic safety strips to their tires to importing products from cheap, low-quality overseas dealers, automobile and tire manufacturers are finding every excuse to avoid equipping vehicles with safe tires. Far too often, these poor-quality and defective tires lead to serious accidents and devastating injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a tire-related issue, our skilled defective tire attorneys in Savannah can stand by your side and help you take action. We can build a claim to show that the designer or manufacturer is to blame for the accident so that you can walk away with the money you need to recover physically and financially.
Injuries Caused by Defective Tires
Tires are a vehicle’s number one source of stability, traction, and control on the road. If a car’s tires cannot grip the road sufficiently, the vehicle can very easily careen off the road and cause a collision.
Defective tires can cause an accident due to:
- Tread separation
- Cheap or shoddy construction
- Overused tires
- Poor traction or tread design
- Overinflation or underinflation
- Weak outer tire structure
- Inability to grip road in weather
The leading cause of tire-related auto accidents is tire blowout, which can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and crash. Though tire blowouts can be caused by debris, weather, or natural wear and tear, they can also be the result of preventable manufacturing defects. If the product designer or manufacturer is to blame, we can help you take legal action against them.
The most common cause of tire blowout is tread separation, which occurs when there is insufficient bonding that causes the treads to slowly separate. This is caused by shoddy, careless tire construction and is something that can easily be prevented if care is taken to ensure quality tire craftsmanship.
Over time, the treads on a poorly made tire will separate more and more. If the treads on a tire pull apart while a vehicle is in motion, the tire can burst, causing a nasty blowout. Most tread issues can be traced back to a manufacturing defect.
As mentioned before, many auto and tire manufacturers prefer to obtain cheap parts made from overseas shops, which are not run with the same quality standards that U.S. manufacturers maintain. Many tires sold in the U.S. are created in South America or China because it saves the company money on labor costs.
Since these tire construction companies employ substandard practice conditions, the product itself is frequently substandard as well. It’s true that you get what you pay for. Too often, foreign companies cut corners to get their shipments done, and they rarely if ever put the same effort into safety features.
Due to the substandard craftsmanship and apathy toward safety, these foreign-made tires are often defective and can lead to injury-causing blowouts.
Just because a tire or set of tires was purchased used, does not mean a defective tire case is not possible in the event of an auto accident. Even used tires must meet a certain safety standard if purchased in the US.
Companies that sell these tires are obligated to ensure a reasonable amount of safety in their product and to inspect any and all used tires for signs of defect. Even in the case that a set of used tires fails on the road and causes an accident, the original manufacturer or the shop that sold them may still be liable.
Poor Traction or Tread Design
If a car accident is caused by defective tires but a blowout was not involved, the car likely lost control and slipped off the road due to defective or ineffective tire tread design. The purpose of treads is to provide optimum grip regardless of speed, if operated safely and responsibly.
If a vehicle tends to slip or slide on the road, even during normally safe driving conditions, the vehicle may have tires whose treads have worn away or were poorly designed to begin with. In the event the tire is mostly new and should still maintain reasonable traction on the road, the manufacturer may be at fault if there is an accident.
Call Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a faulty tire, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys can help you pinpoint who is liable for the accident and the tire defect. From there, we’ll build a strong case and bring down the corporation who is responsible for your injuries.
Give us a call at (912) 809-5335 today to get started.
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