Tire Defect Home – Recalled Tires
The tire defect scandal hit the United States like wildfire during the 2000s, leading to hundreds of thousands of defective tires recalled and taken off of the roads. Unfortunately, recalled tires aren’t always put out of service. In fact, a mere 20 percent of affected tires are estimated to have actually left our roads. That means that thousands of cars are still driving on recalled tires, presenting significant danger to their drivers and other motorists.
Why were tires recalled? Design and manufacturing defects came under fire in the early part of this decade when it was revealed that many SUV and truck tires failed during normal driving conditions, leading to catastrophic tire blowouts, tire tread separations, and potentially fatal rollover accidents. Recalled tires include those from Michelin, Uniroyal, B.F. Goodrich, Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper, Dunlop, Continental, and Kelly Springfield.
In order to determine whether your tire has been recalled, go to www.recalls.gov and click on “tire recalls.” You can also ask your dealer or auto mechanic for more information. Unfortunately, many consumers do not realize their tires have been recalled until after their catastrophic accident. In these cases, the consumers should protect their legal rights and hire an experienced and competent personal injury attorney to help them pursue compensation for the injuries they sustained while driving on recalled tires.
Recalled tires present a significant danger to drivers and passengers on America’s roads. Unfortunately, the only recourse many consumers have is to sue in civil court. Assisted by an experienced tire recall attorney, they can pursue compensation for lost wages, psychiatric treatment, pain and suffering, medical bills, physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and more. Our Law Firm has dedicated its entire legal practice to protecting consumers and helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of large corporations like Bridgestone and Goodyear. We have a stellar reputation for a reason – our strong results.
We treat each case like our only case, pursuing every legal avenue as we usher it through the court system.
If you have been injured due to recalled tires, act today. Your time to file a personal injury lawsuit could be limited by local statute. Call our Law Firm today for more information and a free, confidential case evaluation.