Crashes Caused by Poor Tire Repair and Service
Tires that a repair shop has recently serviced may fail under normal operating conditions when the repair was not performed correctly. Many people are unaware that a tire can malfunction if the repair shop does not install the right tires on the right vehicle and in the proper direction. Professional repair shops, however, are obligated to know this, and they have a legal duty to repair and install your tires correctly. A repair shop that fails to install or repair a tire properly is responsible when their negligence causes an accident.
On the other hand, service centers must inspect your tires during routine maintenance and inform consumers of any noticeable tire issues that could affect the tire’s integrity. This is particularly true with large commercial vehicles, which are held to higher inspection and repair standards. If a service center fails to perform a proper inspection or neglects to advise its customer of a possible issue with a tire, the service center can be held liable for any accident resulting from the center’s failure to address and/or repair the problem.
To determine if a repair or service shop is to blame for your damages, you need to have a professional, detailed inspection of your vehicle, including the tires and past maintenance records. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have conducted countless investigations on behalf of our clients and have successfully held service centers across the country responsible for their negligence. If you were involved in a tire-related accident, you need to have your accident investigated to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Crashes Caused by Defective Tires
Tire defects are yet another cause of tire blowout accidents. When the condition of a tire is unreasonably dangerous when it leaves the manufacturer, that tire is considered defective. Tire defects can be found in all types and sizes of tires and from all different tire makers.
Tire defect accidents tend to be especially severe due to the surprising nature of their occurrence. Tire defects are often hidden within the structure of the tire, making them difficult to discover during routine maintenance and repair. For this reason, even the most careful and attentive motorists get into accidents despite their best efforts to keep their vehicles properly maintained and serviced. Tire defects are well-known to cause catastrophic accidents involving otherwise vigilant, safe drivers.
It is often hard to know whether a tire defect was the cause of a blowout. To correctly identify a defect, you need the expertise of those trained in this area to examine the tire inside and out, using special imaging techniques to find any structural errors within the tire that were present during manufacturing. If you are injured because of a tire blowout, it is essential to your claim that the tire is examined for defects.
Goodyear Tire Blowouts
One of the largest tire manufacturers in the nation is Goodyear. Our attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have brought many causes of action against Goodyear on behalf of our clients who were involved in tire blowout accidents due to defective tires made by Goodyear. Just as many other tire manufacturers have, Goodyear has produced countless defective tires over the years and has been held responsible for numerous serious injuries and death as a result.
Bridgestone Tire Blowouts
Lately, we have seen an uptick in the number of accidents resulting from Bridgestone tires. These tires made by Bridgestone failed under standard conditions. Bridgestone Corporation, which touts itself as the world’s largest tire and rubber company, is a global corporation that produces and distributes its products worldwide. Tragically, many of these tire defects occur on tires that were made for 18-wheelers, resulting in severe, debilitating injuries and many times ending in death to the truck driver or those with whom he collides. If these defective tires continue to be manufactured and distributed to consumers for use on our roadways, this rising trend will sadly continue.
If you believe a defective tire made by Goodyear or Bridgestone was the reason for a blowout that caused you or your loved one to be hurt or killed, we at The Ammons Law Firm want to help.
Contact a Tucson Tire Defect Attorney Today
Our trained team of lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm has the skills and experience necessary to bring claims against tire manufacturers and service companies for harm caused by defective tires. Our proven track record of over $1 billion in awards on behalf of injured clients is due to our high work ethic, vast knowledge, and experience in tire defect litigation cases. If you have been injured in a tire-related accident, we are here to help you identify the party responsible for the crash and hold them accountable for the harm you suffered. Contact us today for a free case consultation.