Defective Tires

Defective Tires

Automobile Defect Attorney Serving Marietta

After buying brand new tires, drivers expect that they will last a long time before giving out, yet tires are sometimes at risk of failure and tread separation. When tire manufacturers develop an inappropriate tire compound, they tend to give out, often resulting in a major accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHSTA), major tire manufacturer Firestone was forced to recall approximately 14.4 million tires in 2000 due to a safety defect.

If you have been a victim of defective tires, then you should contact a Marietta personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones. Insurance companies and manufacturers will not give you compensation related to tire damage unless you show them that their tire was defective and caused your accident. Need an attorney for a car accident case in Marietta? An auto accident attorney from our firm can help you with knowing what information to provide.

What do I need to prove to get compensation?

To show that you deserve to get reparations for your auto accident and injuries, you need to prove that the tire was "unreasonably dangerous". You can prove this in a few different ways. First, the police report might have noted that the accident was a result of a blowout or tread separation, which can strengthen your case. Police do not always provide that information, however, so you should not totally rely on their report to prove your case.

You can collect the remains of the tire after an accident and get the materials investigated by experts. They can see if the tire was manufactured with the proper materials or if it was installed improperly. Lastly, if you can prove that the tire company already knew that the product was defective but didn't recall it, in which case they can get in serious trouble. Under the TREAD Act, all manufacturers are supposed to report any defects to all buyers and the NHTSA.

What are some signs that my tires are defective?

If you suspect that your tires may have something wrong with them, then be on the lookout for the following:

  • Cracking
  • Tread separation
  • Sudden loss of pressure
  • Chunking
  • Open splices

Searching for a lawyer for a personal injury case in Marietta?

If you are involved in an accident as a result of a defective tire, you should consult with a Marietta automobile defect attorney from the Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones. We have significant experience in working with accident cases involving defective products. After carefully investigating your case and determining the amount of compensation you deserve, we will help you get the proper documentation so that you can win your case. Don't get overwhelmed by having to face a large manufacturer's legal defense alone! Let our firm protect your rights.

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