Protecting the Rights of Clients Injured Due to Tire Defects and Blowouts
If you are driving down the highway, a sudden tire blowout can easily cause you to lose control and crash your vehicle. In addition, if a vehicle near you experiences a tire malfunction, that driver might lose control and collide with you. Tire tread separations and blowouts can result in devastating crashes and injuries, and some people do not survive this type of accident. Tire-related crashes reportedly killed 738 people in a single year in the U.S.
Defective tires and the resulting collisions are generally beyond the control of the driver. If the driver could not prevent the crash, who should be held responsible for the losses of injured accident victims? Often, the defect can be traced back to negligence on the part of the tire manufacturer, and this company should be the liable party.
Holding large corporations liable for your losses can be an intimidating and challenging task. You need a defective tires attorney in Los Lunas who will aggressively fight for your right to compensation. Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, to discuss your case today.
Tire recalls are a regular occurrence, which means that tire manufacturers regularly sell tires that are not fit for use on motor vehicles. The following are some brands that have issued recalls in recent years:
When these companies realize they are selling defective tires, they should issue a recall to replace the dangerous tires. However, many recalls do not happen soon enough, or vehicle owners do not realize there is a recall before they are in a serious crash due to a tire blowout.
Holding Manufacturers Liable
When a defective tire tread separates or another defect leads to a tire blowout and a crash, victims have the right to seek compensation for their losses from the tire manufacturer. These claims are based on product liability principles, which state that companies have a legal duty to sell safe products. When they fail to do so, the company should be responsible for any injuries that result.
To prove the manufacturer should be liable, you must prove one of the following:
- The tire’s design was defective and led to the malfunction and accident
- The tire was improperly constructed or used inadequate materials, which led to the malfunction and accident
If the accident would not have happened if the tire had been designed and made properly, the company should compensate victims for accident-related losses. Such losses can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez if you have a defective tire case.
Going up against large corporations to seek your rightful compensation can be difficult, especially since companies have insurance companies and legal representation ready to fight against liability. The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, has the resources to stand up to tire manufacturers on behalf of injured clients. Call 505-865-9696 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
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