On September 5th, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. recalled an estimated 6.5 million tires for light trucks and sport utility vehicles as investigators noticed a connection with the tires and road accidents that caused 46 deaths.
Tires are one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle. Tire defects are a common cause of car accidents. Defective and recalled tires are common, yet very few people who have purchased recalled tires are aware of the recall. This is because there is no universal tracking system for who purchases tires and what vehicles they go on. As a result, it is very difficult to know if you are the victim of a tire defect or not. As tire defect attorneys, we see cases all over the country where recalled and unrecalled tires are defective and dangerous.Common problems with tires:
Steel Belt Separation
Tires Lacking Separation Prevention Features
Improper Repairs of Punctures
Improper Manufacturing Techniques
If you learn that you are driving with recalled tires, it’s very important for your safety that you replace those tires as soon as possible. If you or a loved one have been the victim of defective and dangerous tires that have blown out or failed, contact the tire failure attorneys at The Potts Law Firm to review your case.