Tire blow-outs cause some of the most serious injuries I see on the roads of Virginia. If your tire gives out on you at speed, the resulting crash can have grave consequences for you and other drivers.
In a new video, I look at the issue of defective tires. Manufacturers and sellers of tires have to put out product that is safe for ordinary use. If the tire blows up or comes apart and causes an accident, it’s quite possible that the manufacturer or the seller can be liable for injuries caused, in a subsequent action.
Tire manufacturers have a duty to make the tire in a way that’s safe and to design tires in a way that will hold together on the road.
There have been same infamous examples of failures on a mass scale, such as Firestone which put out some tires that were linked to injuries across the United States.
Tread separation problems on Firestone tires fitted on Fords, were linked to up to 250 deaths in the 1990s. If a blow-out causes a crash that leaves you injured or claims the life of a motorist, you or a family member may have grounds for a defective products lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto crash that may be a result of a tire defect, you need to call experienced Virginia personal injury counsel to help you in your situation. Read these questions and answers about product liability. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0777 or see Cooperhurley.com.