Tire Defects

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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 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.

The most common tire defects include:

  • Tread separation
  • Tread and steel belt separation
  • Tire made without all specified components
  • Improper puncture repair
  • Tires made without the known separation prevention design features
  • Tire not suitable for vehicle
  • Retread failure
  • Tire damaged during the mounting process
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Tires that look good but are old