Tire Failure

Most people remember the Firestone/Ford Explorer controversy from several years ago, in which tread separations led to rollover accidents, some of which proved fatal. What they may not realize, however, is that tread separations and other instances of tire failure still occur, every day, causing property damage, injuries, and even death.

What Goes Wrong?

Tire failure can be attributed to poor vehicle maintenance, of course, but also to design flaws and manufacturing defects, neither of which are the fault of the driver. Possible design defects include a lack of protective features to prevent tread separation, while manufacturing defects can stem from weak rubber compounds or contamination. Negligence issues can also arise, such as a mismatch between the tire and rim during installation, or improper inflation during a service visit.

What Are Your Options?

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an accident where tire failure may be to blame, you owe it to yourself to find out for sure. Call for a consultation with a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer, preferably one with product liability and auto accident experience. Tire failure analyses are complicated, and generally require an expert who can study the tires in question and related that evidence to the accident reports. If tire failureis confirmed, your personal injury lawyer can help you decide whether or not you should file a claim on your own, or as part of an existing class action suit. Concerned about legal fees? Don’t be. Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you’ll only pay if you’re successful. After the trauma of your accident, you need someone on your side, fighting for your family’s interests. The statute of limitations applies so call or visit Jersey Personal Injury for an appointment today!

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