Tire Defects Linked to More and More Tragic Texas Accidents
According to the most current reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, close to 80,000 auto accidents happen each year as a result of tire failure resulting in serious bodily injury. Hundreds of these accidents resulted in death, and San Antonio certainly has its fair share of these types of collisions. A reliable, trustworthy lawyer is essential if you or a loved one has been injured due to a tire defect.
Tire maintenance is an important part of making sure your car is safe to drive. It’s important for you to be thoroughly familiar with your vehicle’s owner’s manual for information on the proper care of your tires. Be sure to have your tires checked regularly for air pressure and tread wear. When driving, stay alert to the road conditions ahead of you and make every effort to avoid driving over debris and potholes.
Take your car in for repair and maintenance at the first sign of tire wear to protect yourself from any potential liability and for your safety. But even if you take every reasonable precaution, there are some events beyond your control. The reality is tire defects are linked to more and more tragic Texas accidents in San Antonio and surrounding areas. You need the peace of mind to know there are experienced San Antonio tire defect attorneys available to assist you.
The sudden separation of the outermost tread from the main body of the tire causes a rapid decrease in tire pressure or a blowout. Maintaining control of your vehicle in a sudden event like this is challenging even for the most experienced drivers. Either situation can send your vehicle out of control or into a rollover accident, which can be lethal.
Additionally, if the de-tread or tread separation occurs on a SUV or a Sports Utility Vehicle then the accident becomes even more dangerous. Unfortunately, most Sport Utility Vehicles have a high center of gravity, which makes them prone to rolling over during a crash. Driver and passengers can be seriously injured or killed by impact within the vehicle or by being thrown out of the SUV. Tire defects such as these are linked to more and more tragic Texas accidents.
National manufacturers such as Goodyear and Firestone have produced defective tires that failed and were the direct cause of serious injuries and fatal accidents. Common issues related to defective tires are tire composition, tire tread and belt separation, tire inflation explosion, and bead or sidewall failures. Any of these conditions individually or collectively may indicate a defect in the tire. The manufacturer’s design flaws are the source of these tragic events and the SUV-makers must compensate the injured and survivors of those killed. If you have been affected, you may be entitled to compensation. Get an experienced, knowledgeable Carabin & Shaw attorney on your side.
Each year, tire defects are linked to more and more tragic Texas accidents. Large, corporate tire manufacturers may be held liable if their product has a faulty design, used inferior products, or was constructed with an inherent design flaw. Be aware, these companies employ the services of attorneys to protect their interests and minimize their exposure to liability. They may try to offer you a quick settlement that could only be a fraction of what your entitled to recover.
If you or a loved one is the victim of an accident resulting from a defective tire, the experienced team of San Antonio tire defect attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are ready to help. Tire defects are linked to more and more tragic Texas accidents, and we’re here to help.
The attorneys of Carabin & Shaw will thoroughly review your case and work hard to make sure the corporate tire manufactures give you the compensation to which you're legally entitled. We will work with you and won’t collect any fee until we win your case.
If you suspect an auto accident was the result of a faulty tire in San Antonio, our attorneys are ready to assist you. Call us for more information and a free consultation at 1.800.862.1260.