Defective Tires Resulting in Serious Traffic AccidentsTires can be considered defective for a number of reasons. Most common tire defects occur in the way of inadequate rubber or tread. This can cause the tire to shred during transit. When this occurs the driver is likely to lose control of the vehicle, which can result in serious injuries. What makes a tire defective? A tire can be defective when it fails to have appropriate tread separation, was produced using inferior products or has a inherent manufacturers flaw. Inferior rubbers, or materials used to make a tire can make it defective. This will cause serious loss of tread overall tire health. In such cases the tire will be more likely to blow out or tear when the vehicle is in motion. In the event that the tire actually blows out during transit, serious injuries can result. Considering the speed of the moving vehicle and the sudden loss of a tire, it is likely that the driver of the vehicle will lose control of the car. At this time the vehicle can crash into surrounding cars, pedestrians or other objects. When this happens the driver of the vehicle can be held responsible for any and all injuries that occurred. It is important that you not be held liable for any injuries which may occur, but rather the tire manufacturer be held responsible. Speak to a qualified product liability attorney for help.
Liability for Injuries – Compensation for Tire Defect Blowout Accident ClaimWho is liable for my injuries? With any product liability cause of action, any seller in the commercial chain of distribution can be liable. This means that any seller, wholesaler, distributor or retailer can be liable. Even if the product was purchased online, the online distributor is considered liable for your injuries. Your recovery on product liability causes of action are based on a number of factors. This depends on showing whether a product was defective at the time it was manufactured or whether it had a inherent design defect. Manufacturing defects are those which make the product defective due to some design defect. These defects can occur due to lack of care or consideration when designing the product. Products can also be defective when one particular product comes out defective in the chain of production. What this means is that the product in general is not defective, but this one particular product turned out defective. When a product is defective, the injured party does not need to show or prove negligence. Rather, they must show that the product was in some way defective and was responsible for their injuries. Tires can be defective when they have improper tread separation, low grade rubber or failure to use proper safety mechanisms to prevent tire blow outs to tread separation. In such cases you may be compensated for injuries suffered. Common Injuries causes by Tire Blowouts Injuries resulting from tire blow outs or defects can be serious. These injuries occur when the vehicle is moving and occupied. Drivers lose control of the vehicle causing it to rollover or crash with another vehicle. Common injuries can include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Serious head injuries;
- Broken back;
- Spinal Cord Injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Fractured bones;
- Facial and body lacerations;
- Facial deformities or permanent scarring;
- Death of occupants and or driver.