Seriousness of Crashes Caused by Tire Defects
While there are countless potential causes of auto collisions, there is one that can occur regardless of how safe you and everyone else around you is driving: tire defects. It’s a very dangerous situation, especially because it involves sudden tire problems that may cause the vehicle to lose control. A tire defect can result in serious injuries, including neck pain, back injuries, spine damage, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Here are some potential issues involving tire defects.
In some situations, if a tire is not manufactured properly, it can have various issues, including not enough adhesive on the tread. This means it can separate, causing a blowout at the worst possible time. Tread separation means the tire loses air instantly, the vehicle rides on the rim, and the driver can lose control, crashing into other vehicles on the road.
Used Tires Being Sold as New
There are some companies out there who offer used tires after retreading them. However, there are some companies who do this, but advertise the tires as new. Unfortunately, there are often times when something goes wrong with these tires that the driver may not expect, including cracking in the walls, tread separation, and more.
Sudden deflation can occur due to a potential problem with the tread, the air valve, or any other issues that may be caused by a defect. When this happens, the air in the tire will leak out, causing you to drive on the rim or even lose control of the car.
Some of the most common damages caused by tire defects include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Emotional trauma
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to a tire failure, you should take action to determine the exact cause of the failure. If a tire defect exists, you may have certain legal rights and options that may allow you to hold the negligent party or manufacturer accountable for their actions.
The Beasley Firm’s Philadelphia tire defect attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to guide victims of negligence in and out of the courtroom. We want to help victims of serious crashes seek compensation when they’ve been injured by no fault of their own.
To discuss a potential case, we encourage you to call us today.