Fort Lauderdale Defective Tire Injury Lawyer
Injured in an Accident Caused by Defective Tires?
Defective tire accidents can be fatal. People who survive a motor vehicle
accident caused by a defective tire frequently suffer from brain damage,
spinal cord injury, and other serious injuries including death. Brain
damage and spinal cord injuries often leave people permanently disabled
and unable to earn a living for themselves or their families. Loss of
income adds to the financial burden placed on an accident victim and their
family because of medical costs related to the accident.
Tires that explode while being mounted or inflated often cause head trauma,
which can lead to brain damage or blindness. An exploding tire can hit
a person with deadly force. If you were injured in an accident caused
by defective tires, Malove Henratty P.A. is ready to help your family
recover the compensation you both need and deserve. We are passionate
in our pursuit of justice for the injured, and we will stop at nothing
to help you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Tell us about your injuries: Call
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Causes of Defective Tires
There are different types of tire defects. Valve stem defects can cause
problems. Tread and belt separation has been a major problem; steel-belted
radial tires always have the potential to separate because of the difficulty
involved with making rubber adhere to steel. In a tire that has been properly
manufactured the likelihood of this happening is low, unless the tire
has been subjected to extreme heat or excess wear. Every year, thousands
of unsuspecting customers buy steel-belted radial tires that are defective
and can separate even when new.
In 2000, Firestone recalled 6.5 million tires after the deaths of 271 innocent
people due to accidents attributed to its tires. The Firestone tire tread
separated, caused the tire to literally fall apart and the driver to lose
control of the car. The biggest danger from tread separation is a rollover
accident, which can lead to head and spinal cord injuries.
The following tire makers had recalls when it was discovered that they
posed a tread separation threat:
Valve Stem Defects Can Lead to Tire Blowouts
Valve stem defects equally can be dangerous if the valve suddenly gives
way, causing a blowout. Tire blowouts can quickly cause the driver to
lose control of the vehicle and lead to injury or death of both driver
Valve stem defects can also cause tires to explode when being inflated,
injuring or even killing those nearby. Multi-rim defects, bead failures,
and sidewall failures can also cause a tire to explode while being inflated
or mounted. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has tried
to get legislation passed to ban the manufacturing of multi-rim wheels.
So far, it has only succeeded in getting the use of a safety cage mandated
during tire mounting at commercial garages.
Malove Henratty, P.A. is here to help if you have been injured in a defective
tire accident. Backed by decades of professional experience and a zealous
will to win, we are
the firm to turn when you are looking for aggressive representation to handle
a difficult case.
For more information about defective tires, contact us today.