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Defective Tire Lawsuits

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Defective Tires

Defective tires are responsible for thousands of car accidents every year, many involving serious injuries and death. High speed tire failures are among the most dangerous defective products.

Bad tires can cause accidents in various ways, including:

When tire failures occur during tight turns, vehicles may roll. Those with higher centers of gravity are especially vulnerable to this.

It is well worth the time of every driver to inspect his or her tires occasionally. In addition to maintaining recommended tire pressures, look for any irregularities, including these:

  • Tread separations
  • Bubbles or bulges in sidewalls
  • Cracking
  • Unusual or uneven tread wear

If you spot any signs of possible trouble, promptly have your tires inspected by an expert. Remember, a high speed tire failure can result in a devastating accident with catastrophic injuries.

Preserving Evidence and Investigation in Tire Blowout Accidents

Following any tire failure accident resulting in serious injuries, it is imperative that the vehicle and the faulty tire be obtained at the earliest possible time and adequately secured for later examination by experts. This evidence is critical to the victims' claims, and failure to preserve it is likely to result in a loss of any claim against the tire manufacturer.

For this reason, you should immediately see to the protection of this evidence and retain a lawyer who is experienced in tire defect cases to represent you. He or she will attend to the preservation of all the important evidence and employ the experts to examine it and render important opinions as to the cause of the failure.

In defective tire cases, time is of the essence!

Tire Defects

Aged Tires

Aged Tires

Rubber and the other component parts of tires degrade over time. Weather, heat, and sun accelerate deterioration. This can result in tread separations, which can cause an accident. If tires age prematurely, or if old tires are sold as new, the victim of an accident caused by one may have a claim against the responsible party. Learn how to read the serial number on the tire sidewall so you identify when a tire's age requires replacement, even if it otherwise appears to be in good shape.

Tire Manufacture

Tire Blowouts

Blowouts may be the result of air bubbles or poorly mixed rubber in the manufacturing process, as well as defective rims, over or under inflation, cuts in the rubber or running over sharp objects that open large holes. In the event that someone is seriously injured in an accident involving a tire blowout, it is critical that the vehicle and the tire be preserved to allow examination by experts.

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Defective Tire News

Find the latest news on accidents involving tire blowouts and tread separation, as well as recall notices for tires.

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What You Should Do

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC represents people seriously injured as a result of defective tires. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We will represent people throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

Defective Tire Accident News

Tire Failure Cited in Accident that Killed Rebecca Meyers

Rebecca Meyers Car Accident Arizona Tire FailureJames R. Harrison | July 26, 2017

Rebecca Meyers was killed on Monday afternoon as a result of a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 93 north of Dolan Springs. The driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle, crossing a median and crashing into the vehicle driven by Ms. Meyers. DPS investigators believe tire failure may have been a contribution cause of the crash.

Donna Howard Killed When Tire Fails on Bus She Was Driving

Donna Howard Bus AccidentJames R. Harrison | July 4, 2017

Donna Howard died from injuries she received when a tire of the bus she was driving failed, causing the bus to roll onto its side and partially ejecting her from the bus.

Lyle Ohlde Injured in Kansas Accident After Tire Blowout

Lyle Ohlde Tire Blowout AccidentVan O'Steen | Sept. 16, 2016

Lyle Paul Ohlde of St. David, Arizona was injured earlier this week when the front left tire of his GMC pickup truck, catapulting it into the westbound lanes of Highway 54, about 10 miles west of Liberal, Kansas. Mr. Ohlde's pickup struck the trailer of a Freightliner semi-truck driven by Luis Orlando Coto.