Tire Retailer or Tire Manufacturer: Who Is Liable for Tire Defects?
Consumers who have had to deal with a defective tire often wonder who they should be speaking to first—should they contact the company they bought the tire from or should they be calling the tire manufacturer?
The first and easiest step to seeing if your tire may have a defect is to see if it has been recalled or if the tire is being investigated.
If you have not been notified by a manufacturer about a recall, you can check your tire in the NHTSA database or run a Google search by entering the following information about the tire:
If running a Google search, add “recall” in the search terms with this same information noted above. At that time, you can set up an alert so that if your tire is recalled, you will be immediately notified.
In addition to the tire manufacturer, there are some situations where the tire seller shares in the fault for the damage caused by the tire’s failure. For example, if the tire seller sold you a tire when they knew or should have known it was under recall or was too old, then the seller may also be legally responsible.
Getting the Legal Help You Deserve
For the past two decades, The Ammons Law Firm has been helping victims of tire failures seek fair compensation for their injuries and their losses. Based in Houston, Texas, our seasoned tire defect attorneys are available to victims nationwide. They can help you investigate whether you have a claim and help guide you through the legal process.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in an incident involving a defective tire, we are here to help. We offer free consultations to anyone who has been hurt because of the negligence of another, and we are committed to seeking the damages you deserve.
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