Defective Tires can lead to Blowouts and Major Roadway Accidents
Vehicle tires an essential element to our ability to travel. We rely on tires to be safe and durable. But what happens when these tires become shredded or blow out on roads or highways? In such cases it is important to know whether the tire was in-fact defective. To make this determination our offices employs experts in the field to make proper determinations. Knowing whether the product was defective aids in helping you recover for your damages. Consult with a qualified tire defect attorney today.
Our lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims; our lawyers are 100% committed to fighting for the rights of our clients and getting them the highest recovery available. We are ready to take on your defective product case. We are not afraid to take on any negligent manufacturer to fight for your rights. If you were injured in an incident caused by defective tires, contact us today.
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Defective Tires Resulting in Serious Traffic Accidents
Tires 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 Claim
Who 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.
In each case injuries can be devastating. The injured party can have lifelong physical complications that impact their ability to work or enjoy any activities. In such cases an attorney should be consulted to determine whether you have a case. In general, if an injured party or surviving family members can prove that the harm suffered occurred as a direct result of a defective product, like defective tires, then an experienced attorney could successfully prove liability and secure a settlement.
Can I Sue for an Injury or Death Caused by a Defective Tire?
Yes – you could sue for any harm suffered from an incident caused by a defective product. Whether you suffered a head injury, brain injury, neck injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, hip injuries, pelvic injuries, fractured bones, sprains and strains, crushing injuries, lacerations, severed limbs, etc., you could have the right to file a lawsuit.
Of course, you have the right to file a single action injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim for the harm that you or a loved one suffered. However, you could also have the right to file a class action lawsuit. This is because class action claims and mass tort claims, alike, are very common when it comes to defective products and product liability. These types of claims are common because many consumers and other parties can be harmed similarly.
Should you file a single action lawsuit or participate in a class action lawsuit? This is a common question, but the answer will be based on your specific situation. If you are unsure of what type of claim you should file, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
The Compensation Available for Recovery
Given that your lawsuit for the harm suffered because of a defective tire is successful, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Some of the categories of compensation that you could be eligible to recover can include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
Of course, the type of compensation that you could receive will depend on the type of claim that you are filing as well as the details of the claim. Here at our law firm, you can trust that our lawyers are committed to helping you recover the highest settlement available.
What is the Average Value of Defective Tire Cases?
The value of defective tire cases depends on a number of factors, including the specific injuries suffered, the severity of the injuries, the permanency of the injuries, and the medical costs associated with the injuries, for example. In addition, an important factor is the victim’s wage history and whether the injury resulted in temporary or permanent disability. A good rule of thumb is that the more severe the injuries, then the higher the value of the claim. Depending on these details, these types of claims can range anywhere from $250,000 to $1 million. However, this is an estimate, and you should discuss your claim with an expert attorney to for a more in-depth review of the potential value of your claim.
How Long Does It take to Settle Defective Tire Cases?
Here at our law firm, we are committed to settling these types of cases within a reasonable length of time. We aim towards settling these types of cases within 6 to 8 months but doing so is not always possible. Different complications or issues with the cases can significantly delay the settlement process. Because of this, the settlement process can take up to 24 months.
No Matter the Manufacturer, We Can Help
Here at our law firm, we are experienced in defective product lawsuits and are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take on any manufacturer responsible for the harm that you suffered. Some of the major tire manufacturers are listed below:
- Les Schwab
- Big O
- Discount Tires
- Pep Boys
- BF Goodrich
- Cooper Tire
- General Tire
- Continental Tire
- Kumho Tire
- Titan Tire
No matter the company responsible for the harm that you or a loved one suffered, we can help you. Our lawyers are more than ready to help you with your claim. These negligent tire manufacturers need to be held responsible for the harm resulting from their defective tires.
Trusted Legal Representation from Effective Auto Defect Attorneys
If you have been injured as a result of a tire blow-out contact the tire defect attorneys at Downtown LA Law for a free case evaluation. The Legal Team at the Downtown LA Law Group is qualified at assessing whether you have a cause of action and can help better understand your case. If you have been injured contact us today toll free. All consultations are free of Charge (855) 339-8879
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