Tire Defects in Vehicle Accidents
In the past three years, tire safety awareness has been debated heavily. Tire safety has been in the news ever since the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating the relationship between Firestone tire defects and rollover accident statistics.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the Firestone tire manufacturing company because of a tread separation defect in their tires. In August 2000, Firestone recalled at least 14 million tires, but there have still been hundreds of accidents each year due to tire defects. Like all automobile parts manufacturers, tire makers are legally obligated to pay for any damages related to unsafe products. If you have been the victim of an accident due to a tire defect, contact our office today.