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Tire Blow Out Claims

 
Summary

Tire defects and blowouts can be the underlying cause of rollover accidents commonly seen involving SUVs.

When the rear tires on a vehicle are defective, a driver can lose control and cause an accident or a rollover. The chances of an accident happening are greater when the tire’s tread separates on an SUV versus a regular sized car. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a tire blow out you may speak with a product liability attorney about a potential claim.

When the rear tires on a vehicle are defective, a driver can lose control and cause an accident or a rollover. The chances of an accident happening are greater when the tire’s tread separates on an SUV versus a regular sized car.

Rollovers often happen to Sport Utility Vehicles due to the way the weight is distributed throughout vehicle which causes the top of the vehicle to be heavier than the bottom.
 
What Type Of Tire Defects Are There?

When an accident happens due to a tire defect, it is referred to a single vehicle crash since the crash was due to the tire and not another vehicle.

  • Tire Explosion
  • Blow Out
  • Belt separation
  • Tire Tread Separation
Who Can Sue

A claim may be filed if a tire blowout or tire defect caused an accident and can fall under any of the following claim types.

  • Common Law Negligence
  • Strict Liability
  • Civil Conspiracy
  • Breach of Warranty

Liable Companies involved in Defective Tire Recalls

Bridgestone/Firestone
On August 9, 2000, corporate officials for Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. announced a massive voluntary recall of about 6.5 million 15-inch tires. Ford trucks and sport utility vehicles like the Explorer, are vehicles that commonly use the tires.

One of the main reasons for the recall is Tire separation which has caused accidents that led to at least 271 deaths and hundreds of injuries involving tires coming apart.
The tire recall is the largest reported in US automotive history. It
 Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc has recalled the following tires;

  • ATX
  • ATX II
  • Wilderness AT models

Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber, Foreign Tire sales, and Others
Federal officials have told Foreign Tire sales, an importer located in Connecticut, to recall 450,000 radial tires for Pickup trucks, SUVS and vans after the company disclosed that its Chinese tire manufacturer Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber, had stopped including a safety feature that prevented the tires from separating.

In September 2006, Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber acknowledged that a gum strip that prevents the tire’s tread from separating was left out of the manufacturing process.

The Chinese tire manufacturer is a former state-owned company based in eastern China. It is believed that along with Foreign Tire Sales who purchased about 450,000 tires from the Chinese importer, another six other importers or distributors in the United States have received the defective tires.

Pirelli, Tire, LLC
Pirelli Tire, LLC is recalling certain motorcycle tires made between June 22 and September 13, 2008. The Pirelli Tire recall began on November 18, 2008.
The motorcycle tires included in the recall include:
  • Metzeler ME880 Marathon motorcycle tires sizes
  • 140/90 B16 M/C TL 77H
  • 13/90 B16 M/C TL 73H

The recall on the motorcycle tires is due to the fact they were stamped with incorrect load range and inflation pressure information which does not Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119.

Owners will be notified and tires will be replaced free of charge.  Owners can also contact Metzeler Consumer Affairs directly by calling 1-877-202-4993.

Expert Opinion

Prodcut liability lawyers have experience and knowledge in dealing with tire failure accidents and product liability cases.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or a death has occurred as the result of a defective tire, contact a product liability lawyer to learn if you are entitled to legal compensation related to the accident or have any questions regarding a product liability claim.

Product liability attorneys can handle several types of product liability claims and defective tire claims including:
  • Tire Defect Claims
  • Tire Failure Claims
  • Tread Separation Claims
  • Tire Blowout Claims
  • SUV Rollovers and Accident Claims
  • Tire Blowout Claims
  • Vehicle Fire Claims
  • Vehicle Design Defect Claims
  • Manufacturing Defect Claims
  • Trayslol Claims
  • Hydroxycut Claims
  • Asbestos Poisoning Claims
  • Yasmin Claims
  • Chinese Drywall Claims
  • Smoking / Tobacco Claims
  • Lead in Infant Products Claims
  • Various others please consult with a products liability attorney for more information.
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