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Thousands of auto accidents occur each year due to tire defects. However, you don’t have to sit silent when involved in an accident due to a tire defect. Many manufacturers do not circulate recall notices for tires until a tragedy has already struck.

When you are involved in an accident due to a tire defect, know that you are not alone. You can pursue a strong case against the tire manufacturer with experts by your side. The Havins Law Firm has years of experience with product liability cases, and with our ample resources, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

What You Should Know About Tire Defects

Every one in 270 crashes in America occurs due to tire failure, and these are just accidents where tire failure has been the main reason. An increasing number of accidents become fatal when the tire unexpectedly bursts or fails due to a pre-existing defect.

While it can take an expert to determine whether the tire defects, there are some warning signs that you can watch out for and remedy immediately:

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  • Excessively worn tread
  • Misalignment in the wheels
  • Air pockets within the tire
  • Cracks in the sidewalls
  • Excessive vehicle vibration

As a driver, you should be taking care of the essential maintenance of your vehicle, such as maintaining the air pressure and getting them checked for punctures. However, when your tires are appropriately maintained, and an accident still occurs due to malfunctioning tires, it may be due to a defect.

Types of Tire Defects

Tire Tread Separation

This defect happens during the manufacturing process. It can lead to the tread separating from the tire over time as it is regularly used. It will lead to a blowout that can lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle. In severe cases, a rollover can occur, and fatal injuries or wrongful death can occur.

Tread and steel belt separation

This is similar to tire tread separation and occurs with steel-belted radials. Not all manufacturers take the necessary mitigation steps to prevent this from happening, leading to accidents when the tires are being used.

Missing Components

Whether the material quality is compromised or a bead is missing from the tire, all can contribute to an accident even during optimal driving conditions.

Tire Defect Recalls

Many manufacturers have conducted recalls in the past, particularly during 2000-2001 when Bridgestone recalled over 23 million tires. However, this recall was done after hundreds of rollover accidents had led to wrongful deaths and fatal injuries.

Tire recalls are still occurring, with the most common reason being a lack of proper adhesion. The adhesive used on tires can often dissolve due to extreme temperatures, unsuitable materials, etc. In such cases, manufacturers conduct recalls.

Investigating Your Tire Defect

Before filing a claim, you need to have strong evidence and documentation to prove that a tire defect has led to an accident. The Havins Law Firm has expert investigators who conduct a thorough investigation to gather the evidence to make your case.

Gathering evidence is crucial to oppose the manufacturing party’s claims that insufficient tire maintenance or repairs have caused your accident. Our lawyers will compile the evidence to pursue your case immediately after the investigation has been completed.

SUV Rollovers and Tire Defects:
What’s The Relation?

SUVs are the most prone passenger vehicle to rollover accidents due to a high center of gravity. Rollover accidents involving SUVs can be extreme, and they can be made worse by defective tires. Defected tires can blow out during a rollover and leave occupants with fatal injuries that derail their life.

Determining Fault

A tire causing your accident does not automatically place blame on the manufacturer. Attorneys at The Havins Law Firm know that evidence needs to be gathered to make a strong case; however, this case doesn’t always concern the manufacturer.

If your tire was not used as the manufacturer intended or improperly installed, the manufacturer is not liable for it. An attorney will need to show how the tire defect was critical in your accident taking place and then move on to request compensation.

How A Texas Attorney Can Help

Having expertise in tire defect cases is critical when you want to walk away with your rightful compensation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a tire defect accident, you may not know what questions to ask or who to ask. An attorney has the resources and expertise to know what needs to be done and the timeline.

Winning Tire Defect Cases On Your Behalf in Texas

The Havins Law Firm has successfully fought tire defect cases and won millions of dollars as compensation and settlement. Our attorneys know how to compile and present your case to a judge or jury for the best results.

The manufacturer or any other involved party will try their best to get away with paying the minimum, but our attorneys will ensure that you get what is owed to you. Contact us today for a free consultation so you can figure out what your next steps should be.

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