Bugatti recently recalled some of their cars over potential tire defects. This case is just one of many cases that have occurred in the last few years involving potential tire defects.
Defective tire accidents are caused by faulty tires. Tires can be defective as the result of defects during the design or manufacturing process. Tires can also be defective as the result of inadequate warnings. When defective tires are created, they place motorists’ lives in danger. Additionally, mechanics and secondhand sellers who fail to apply caution can end up selling defective tires. If you or a loved one was harmed in a defective tire crash, those just mentioned as well as various other parties can be held responsible for your resulting damages.
Common Causes of Defective Tire Accidents
Defective tires can cause motor vehicle crashes in various ways. Motorists understandably trust tires to provide traction while traveling on the road, but this is not always the case. When tires are defective and fail while a vehicle is being operated, a person can lose control of a vehicle and end up in a collision. Some of the most common ways in which defective tire accidents occur include blowouts, tread separation, and cracked tires. Blowouts can occur due to excessive weight or underinflation. When tread separation happens, the treads end up directly touching the road.
The Types of Tire Defects that Can Qualify You for Compensation
Determining which kind of defect caused your crash is critical because it will influence who is liable for the losses you have suffered. Tire manufacturers can end up responsible for crashes caused by:
- Tires manufactured without all necessary elements
- Tires produced without adequate safety warnings
- Tire ruptures or blowouts
- Tire treads separated from other tire parts
In other situations, tire manufacturers might not be held liable for tire defects. Parties other than tire manufacturers can be found liable for any defects that are not present in a tire’s original condition.
Who Can Be Found Liable When Defective Tire Crashes Occur?
Various parties can be found liable for accidents that occur as the result of defective tires. If car crashes involve fatalities, wrongful death claims can also be pursued. Parties like assemblers, manufacturers, and retailers of defective tires can be held liable for things like design defects, defects that occur during the manufacturing process, and failure to provide sufficient warnings.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
After car accidents caused by defective tires in either Missouri or Kansas, one of the best things that you can do is obtain the assistance of an attorney who will review the facts of your case. At House Law LLC, we understand the challenges faced by accident victims and remain committed to fighting for the results they deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation.