Car Accident Lawyers – Bad Tires
While tire defects can occur in tires of all ages, older tires are exponentially more likely to explode or experience tire tread separation, which can lead to deadly rollover accidents and catastrophic injury. What are aged tires? Read on for more information on the dangers of aged tires…and your legal rights.
The term “aged tires” is used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to refer to tires that are six years old or older. Statistically speaking, these tires are at a higher risk for blowouts and other defects due to their mere age. Rubber products tend to dry and separate with age, even when they look fine. Unfortunately, many lives are placed at risk when aged tires are put into use on our roads. More information from our car accident lawyers can be found here:
Though the NHTSA tries to warn consumers of the dangers of defective and aged tires, only 20 percent of all defective tires are ever removed from the roads after a warning. In addition, some dealerships and repair shops fail to consider aging when affixing new tires to a vehicle. Aged tire defects can occur despite a perfectly normal-looking tread, creating a silent menace to those who take to the roads in cars, trucks, and SUVs.
“Though the NHTSA tries to warn consumers of the dangers of defective and aged tires, only 20 percent of all defective tires are ever removed from the roads after a warning.”
The fallout from aged tire accidents can be severe. Rollover accidents and loss of vehicle control can lead to catastrophic injury and even death. Survivors often face prohibitively expensive medical bills and need years worth of medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication, and psychiatric intervention. Luckily, victims of aged tire accidents can often seek compensation in civil courts from the manufacturer or the tire installer.
Our firm recognizes the severity of car accidents that involve aged tires. We have a longstanding reputation as one of the country’s most aggressive and knowledgeable personal injury law firms – and we’re actively taking on new clients.
Have you or a loved one been hurt in an accident involving an aged tire defect? Don’t sit back and allow your life to be placed in danger through negligence or misinformation. Fight back with the best. Contact us today for more information and a free case consultation.