We trust the tires on our cars to get us safely to our destinations. Unfortunately, tires cause hundreds of serious injuries and fatalities each year. Usually, these incidents occur when a tire’s treads separate, causing a very sudden tire blowout. Tire blowouts can cause serious car accidents because they cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In larger cars, such as SUVs, trucks, and vans, a tire blowout can cause rollovers and fatalities.
Tire tread separation is often caused by poor adhesion. In many tires that ultimately fail, experts find that the steel belt and the tire’s rubber components are not adequately bonded during the tire manufacturing process. This tire defect causes many accidents each year. In addition to poor adhesion, other defects can occur during the manufacturing process. Low-quality tire materials, bad curing processes, incorrect tire assembly, and other problems in the manufacturing process can lead to defects and car accidents.
In addition, age sometimes causes tire defects. Some retailers or manufacturers store tires for years before selling them to customers. Since tires can become ineffective after some time, this can mean that customers are sold tires that are past their shelf life. These tires can pose a real danger.
In addition to product defects and aging, tires can also be a hazard when they are not installed or mounted correctly. Negligence can mean that tires are not rotated or aligned correctly, for example. In some cases, new tires are installed on the front of the car, and this can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle on a slippery road.
The experienced South Florida personal injury attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group (FLG) have successfully handled many tire defect cases. Our team of qualified attorneys can help you as well. Many people who have been in a car accident involving a defective tire hesitate in calling a South Florida personal injury lawyer because they assume that they don’t require an attorney if they have insurance. Some people also assume that a South Florida lawyer will be too expensive. Both of these misconceptions can be costly mistakes.
Insurance companies and tire manufacturers do not want to pay out the maximum amount possible for every accident case. In fact, some victims have found that their insurance only pays for part of the medical treatments necessary after a car accident. Many manufacturers continue to insist that consumers are responsible for tire blowouts because of inadequate consumer tire maintenance. These claims are made even when tire defects contribute to a tire blowout. Although tire failure has been reported with tires from many manufacturers, and even though attorneys have found that manufacturers have known about tire defects for some time, information about these possibly fatal flaws has not been shared with consumers.
If you have been in a car accident in the Miami, Hollywood, Homestead, or the surrounding South Florida area, you need a good attorney. The experienced South Florida personal injury lawyers at the Flaxman Law Group (FLG) can help you uncover the reasons behind a tire failure and can ensure that you get the maximum amount of help you are entitled to under the law. In many cases, the extra resources offered by a South Florida personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you get a better standard of medical care as you try to heal from the injuries sustained in a car accident.
If you are concerned by possible legal costs, you will pleased to learn that Flaxman Law Group (FLG) offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Just call 1 866 Flaxman (1 866 352 9626) to make an appointment. Your consultation is an excellent way to learn about your rights and options at no cost.