We rely on our vehicle's tires to work properly in all types of weather conditions. Our tires are a crucial part of our vehicles. They provide stability to our cars, trucks and SUVs and contribute greatly to keeping us safe on the road. However, when tires are defective, they can do the opposite and place us and our passengers in serious danger. When a defective tire loses its tread or blows out when the vehicle is in motion, the consequences can be devastating.
Tire defects can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. Often, such situations result in vehicles crashing into stationary objects or they result in major injury or even fatal rollover crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles caused by defective tires, please contact Kahn Roven to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.
A leading cause of car accidents involving defective tires is tread or belt separation. The main reason why this occurs is inadequate design and placement of the belts and overlying tread. Poor adhesion of the tire components can also cause tire tread separation. Poor adhesion could occur due to the use of old or expired adhesives, improper temperatures, unclean manufacturing facilities, contaminants such as rust, grease or moisture that are introduced during the manufacturing process.
Tire companies are constantly trying to save money by limiting or reducing the amount of rubber in a tire. The thickness of the rubber coating between the two steel belts in a tire affects the ability of the tire to maintain its integrity. If the tire is manufactured without sufficient rubber, it constitutes a design defect that could cause the tire to fail.
Defective tires, just like other faulty auto products, are handled under strict product liability laws. Product liability cases do not require the victim to prove negligence in order to seek or receive compensation. Victims instead must show that the tire defect was "unreasonably dangerous" and cause injury and harm.
When tires have design flaws or manufacturing defects, that could be a basis for a defective tire lawsuit. In order to prove the case, the injury must be directly linked to the tire-related accident. Some of the common injuries and consequences suffered in defective tire related accidents include broken bones, amputation, head and neck injuries, spinal cord damage and death.
The product liability attorneys at Kahn Roven have experience evaluating defective tire claims, negotiating settlements with tire manufacturers and insurance companies and trying cases that help injured victims and their families secure fair compensation for their significant losses. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and mental anguish. Families that have lost a loved one can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation.
A knowledgeable product liability attorney in Los Angeles can also advise victims regarding preserving key pieces of evidence such as the defective tire and/or the vehicle. When these important pieces of evidence get lost, it can be even more challenging to prove your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a defective tire, please contact us at (888) 366-5854 or (844) 9-INJURED for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.
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