You’ve probably heard of tire defects in the media because, unfortunately, tires can be defectively designed or manufactured, leading to deadly crashes. One of the most notable tire recalls includes the Ford/Firestone rollover issue that resulted in dozens of serious injuries and deaths.
Rather than accepting responsibility for their mistakes, tire manufacturers almost always try to blame the tire's owner for not maintaining the tire, running it without enough air (underinflated) or blamed the driver for losing control after the tire fails. But research has shown that when tread separates from a tire, even professional drivers have difficulty keeping the vehicle under control.
If you or a loved one have injured or killed because a tire lost its tread or otherwise failed, you may have a case against the tire manufacturer. The experienced Minnesota tire defect lawyers at TSR Injury Law will work hard for you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses that have been the result of the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Types Of tire Defects
The most common type of dangerous tire defect happens when the manufacturer makes a mistake in the way the tire is built or manufactured so that the tire that comes off the line is different that the intended design. These tire manufacturing defects – or mistakes in “building” the tire – can cause tires to fail and tread to separate from the tire. Tire manufacturing plants are notorious for requiring their employees to work long, hard hours in hot and uncomfortable conditions – conditions that lead to mistakes.
After the Ford/Firestone crisis, Ford conducted an in depth study that determined tires older than 6 years should be taken out of service. This is important because most tire manufacturers do not notify either consumers or retailers that sell tires that the tires can become brittle and fail simply from sitting in a warehouse or on a retail shelf, making the tire weaker and prone to failure. Tragically, “brand new” tires that sat on the shelf for years can fail shortly after being put onto a vehicle. In these cases, both the retailer and the tire manufacturer may be responsible for the tire's failure and resulting harm.
Contact the TSR Tire Defect Attorneys
We have stood toe-to-toe with tire manufacturers. We have the resources, the experience and the guts to take on these corporate giants and hold them responsible for tire defects that cause severe injury or even death. When you call us, you will work with a Minnesota tire defect lawyer who will take the time to evaluate the tire failure and determine if you have a case.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at 612-TSR-TIME or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free case evaluation.