The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 8,000 motor vehicle accidents resulting in serious injury or death are due to tire failure.
There are numerous ways in which tires can fail, including:
- Tread separation
- Zipper failure
- Bead fractures
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Rim explosions
- Contamination by moisture and rust
When a tire fails while the driver is on the road, serious accidents can occur.
A driver can easily lose control of the vehicle, which can cause a rollover. Rollovers cause significant injuries and death, especially in the case of SUVs.
Many popular tire brands have been linked to defects, including:
- Firestone ATX
- Firestone ATX II
- Firestone Steeltex
- Goodyear Load Range E
- Continental General
- Firestone Wildnerness
- BF Goodrich
Victims who are injured usually face surmounting medical bills, while victims who are killed leave their family members with expensive funeral costs.
Often, motor vehicle insurance will not cover defective wheels and tires, or their payout will be paltry.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident due to defective wheels and tires, you need the experience of a seasoned personal injury attorney.
Gregory H. Bevel has been successful in representing clients who were injured or killed due to defective wheels and tires. He will fight for you to receive justice for your pain and suffering.
Call today for a consultation. (214) 580-2555.