Faulty Tires and Injury Claims


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Many times, a manufacturer of a product will issue a product recall.  A product recall occurs where a product manufacturer discovers a problem with the product and seeks to remedy the problem by either offering to replace the product outright or correct the matter to its customers at no charge.  For instance, in recent years, tire manufacturers Bridgestone and Firestone have recalled ATX, ATX II and Firestone Wilderness radial tires due to tire tread separation.  These tire defects resulted in SUVs loosing control and rolling over.  These accidents resulted in significant injuries and death.

Liability of Manufacturer for Tire Defects

The manufacturer of tires may be liable for a defective product in a products liability lawsuit if an injury results from the use of the defective product.  A product liability lawsuit involves an injury caused by a defective product. A defective product is a product which is not reasonably safe for its intended use. An intended use of a product encompasses every use that a reasonably prudent person might make of the product, while knowing of the product’s particular characteristics, warnings and labels. Failure to properly design tires, failure to properly test the tires, failure to include appropriate warnings and/or failure to take corrective action in the event of a problem with the tires, may all expose the tire manufacturer to products liability.   Moreover, in the event that someone dies as a result of defective tires, the tire manufacturer may also be subject to a lawsuit based upon a claim of wrongful death or another legal theory.

Taking Legal Action for Accidents and Injuries

If you have been injured in an accident due to a defective tire, you may seek to retain the services of a products liability attorney.  The attorney can review your case and determine if your legal rights.  In addition, the attorney can assess as to whether to include the vehicle manufacturer and tire distributor in the products liability case in the event you proceed with a case.  Moreover, if your injuries prevent you from returning to a job, the attorney may be able to assist you in applying for various types of disability options.

How a Products Liability Lawyer Can Help

Products liability law is a complex area of the law.  However, a products liability attorney will be able to easily understand your case and be on the forefront of all new developments.  In addition, the attorney will be able to relate these developments to your case in order to present your case in the most favorable manner.  Moreover, a seasoned products liability attorney can assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to receive due to the pain and suffering incurred from the injury.

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