When most people think of auto accidents, they most likely think about the driver of one vehicle being either wholly or mainly at fault.
In most automobile accident cases, one of the drivers is at fault. However, some auto accidents are tragically fated to occur due to defective automotive parts. These defects might happen in the design stage, the manufacturing stage, the marketing stage, or some combination thereof. Still, their mere existence made the automobile unforeseeably unsafe to drive – in essence, a ticking time bomb.
Among the automotive products we rely most on, our tires are essential; tires are the only things separating thousands of pounds of steel and glass traveling at high speed from the pavement below. As consumers, we have every right to expect that the tires we purchase are safe to use for their intended purposes, up to the point where they show signs of wear and tear that manufacturers suggest the tires need replacing. When tires are defective, the results can include severe and even fatal car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents.
Common Tire Defects
As stated above, tire defects can occur in the design, manufacturing, marketing, or any part of tire development. If you have had an experience with a tire defect, you might be eligible for compensation. A car accident lawyer will identify the nature of the fault and take action against the party or parties responsible for the flaw that caused the accident.
In product liability cases, it is generally not necessary for a lawyer to demonstrate specific acts of negligence as the presence of the defect is sufficient evidence of negligence. Instead, they will need to show is that the flaw was the cause of the accident and the defect did not result from the misuse of the product.
Common tire defects include:
- Tire sidewall defects: Defects in the tire’s sidewall, resulting in either faulty design or manufacture, can result in unexpected blowout or collapse.
- Premature tread wear: Premature tread wear can be a sign of a manufacturing flaw.
- Tire rim defects: Defects in multi-piece tire rims can result in the explosion of a tire.
- Faulty tire bead: If the tire bead fails, the tire can separate from the wheel, leading to an accident.
Sometimes, a company might use poor-quality materials to construct a tire, leading to a blowout or explosion. Whatever the defect, you can expect that our attorneys will determine the cause and the party or parties responsible.
Seek Compensation for Auto Accidents With Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton
At the law firm of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience and a long history of success in handling the full range of product liability cases, including cases involving defective tires and auto accidents. Our defective product lawyers in Provo, Orem, Saratoga Springs, and West Jordan would be pleased to represent you if you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective tire. Contact one of our law offices today to arrange for a review of your auto accident case.