Tire Failure and Defects
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of a tire defect or tire failure you may have a claim. These claims include single vehicle accidents as well as potential liability claims if a defect or failure of a tire contributed to the loss and injury. It is extremely important to reach out to an attorney if you or a love done are involved in an accident and there is a potential that a tire defect or tire failure caused or contributed to the injury as this may lead a third-party cause of action against the manufacturer.
Obvious tire defects may be detected with a visual inspection when the tire is first installed and inflated. These defects can be under inflation, sidewall bulges, tire band failures, tire cracks or other defects. While these are obvious defects, it is important for an Alabama personal injury attorney to get these tires inspected by a qualified expert immediately after a significant injury case to prevent evidence being destroyed. An obvious defect may also lead to other defects such as issues during manufacturing of the tire such as vulcanization issues, adhesion issues or issues such as faulty retreading.
While tire recalls are one avenue to determine if there is an issue in the manufacturing or design of the tire, there are issues that may arise with the tire defects that may not be subject to recall which is why it is important to get a qualified expert to do an inspection. Unfortunately even on tire recall cases, many times the public are not aware of the recall as tires are not registered in a database with VIN numbers and ownership information like vehicle recalls are. Thus tires can be recalled but still be on the road.
If you or a loved one have been significantly injured in an automobile accident where there is a potential cause being a tire failure or tire defect, then contact our Mobile Alabama tire defect attorneys at Moore Law Firm today for a free consultation. Remember time is of the essence on these claims to preserve evidence so do not delay in contacting an attorney. 251-445-7602