Defective Tires

Los Angeles Defective Tire Attorneys

Fighting for the rights of clients injured in car accidents in California caused by defective tires

Manufacturers of consumer products are under legal obligation to put only safe and thoroughly inspected products on the market. This includes everything from the clothes we put on our backs to the tires we put on our vehicles. When unsafe products make it through the supply and distribution chain, and into the hands of unsuspecting consumers, people can be seriously injured.

Some tire companies and manufacturers may even know their product is hazardous or defective, and still release it to market. They may wait until innocent people are injured before even thinking of issuing a recall. McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP’s Los Angeles product liability attorneys protect the rights of people injured in accidents due to defective tires. We hold the right people accountable – contact us today.

Common tire defects

Our legal team has decades of experience handling defect claims for all types of vehicles and tires, including cars, trucks and motorcycles. If a defective tire caused your accident, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses. We can help you and your loved one with claims involving tire defects, including:

  • Bead failures
  • Blowouts or ruptures
  • Defective tire design
  • De-treading or tread separation
  • Ply separation
  • Sidewall or “zipper” failures
  • Steel belt separation

After a tire-related accident, it’s important to have the tire inspected by a certified engineer as soon as possible before it’s removed from the car. Call our Los Angeles defective product lawyers immediately so we can have it inspected to support your claim.

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Other unsafe tire accident risks

There are some cases where a tire failure may not necessarily be a defect, but still may be eligible for a financial compensation claim. Other tire-related causes of accidents include:

  • Damage to the tire during mounting
  • Improper repair of tire punctures or tears
  • Mounting improper tires to a vehicle
  • Mounting old tires to a vehicle instead of new ones
  • Tire retread failures

Our attorneys understand the various circumstances and issues with tires that can lead to dangerous accidents and serious injury. Whether your tires failed, or you were involved in a car crash caused by a truck’s tire blowout, we will investigate and find out the root cause of the accident and hold that person or entity accountable. Our job is to take action against the manufacturer, dealer, repair shop or any other responsible party.

Your Los Angeles defective tire case

Your accident case probably seems straightforward. You were driving in your vehicle, your tire failed, and you lost control, crashed and suffered injury. However, when it comes to a defective product, tire manufacturers have a wealth of resources to fight any claim against them. You need equally experienced and resourceful representation, and that’s where McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP steps in.

We work to build a strong product liability case, including these three crucial points:

  • The tire was defective. To hold a tire manufacturer or other party liable, we must prove a defect existed in the tire. Tires may blow out or experience tread separation due to incorrect ratio or size of steel belts, poor bonding, or any other number of defect errors in manufacturing or design.
  • The other party was negligent. We’ll work to connect the tire manufacturer’s carelessness to the defect. This means that their manufacturing standards fell under those of reasonable care. Common negligence in manufacturing includes use of old adhesives, poor engineering and design, or material contamination during production (moisture, grease, rust, etc.).
  • The defect caused your accident and injuries. Lastly, our job is to prove that the tire defect led directly to the failure that caused your vehicle crash and resulting injuries.

Our attorneys work with investigators, accident reconstruction experts, engineers and other industry professionals to ensure there is no question a defective tire caused harm to you or your loved ones.

Who else may be liable for a defective tire?

Our defective tire lawyers also identify all parties who may be responsible for your accident. Sometimes, in addition to the tire manufacturer, other parties may also be at fault, including the:

  • Automaker
  • Parts manufacturer
  • Tire installer
  • Tire maintenance/repair company

The following is just a partial list of tire brands that have been recalled for defects in the past:

  • Bridgestone
  • Compass
  • Continental
  • Cooper
  • Dynamic
  • Firestone
  • General
  • Giti
  • Goodyear
  • Kenda
  • Kumho
  • Michelin
  • Multistrada
  • Triangle
  • Westlake
  • YKS

If you have questions about recalls or warnings or have had an accident involving defective tires, we are available to speak with you about your legal options.

Recovering damages in a Los Angeles defective tire claim

Under product liability law, you may be eligible to secure financial compensation for your injuries and losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wage losses
  • Disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Other losses

A successful claim against a tire manufacturer not only brings you the compensation and closure you deserve for your accident; it also brings public attention to a product that should not be on the market. In some cases, a judge may order a manufacturer to institute a recall on the tire or put out a consumer warning – possibly saving lives.

Talk to our knowledgeable Los Angeles defective tire lawyers today

Defective tires are ticking time bombs out on the road. If you were hurt in an accident caused by defective tires, the personal injury attorneys at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP can help you. Our years of experience in product liability law give you an edge when seeking compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 310.474.1582 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.