Tire defects can result in serious injury or even death. The tire industry recognizes that improper installation practices, poor maintenance, and under-inflation all can contribute to the risk of an unsafe conditions for drivers. At Scherr Legate, our firm has extensive experience helping accident victims pursue the compensation they deserve when defective tires cause harm.
What To Do If You Think A Tire Defect Caused Your Accident
If a defective tire causes an accident, tire manufacturers, tire retailers and even the car dealerships may be liable.
At the scene of an accident, tires are not often seen as the obvious reason to blame. If you are able to, make sure to preserve the car, get pictures of the tread on the tires, and if possible, get a survey team to the scene if possible.
The most common tire defects include:
Tread and steel belt separation
Tire made without all specified components
Improper puncture repair
Tires made without the know separation prevention design features