Dallas Defective Tire Lawyer
Litigating Cases Involving Tire Defects in Dallas, TX
Tires are one of the most important components of a vehicle. They are responsible for keeping the vehicle and its occupants safe from harm. When tires are defective, they can cause severe accidents that result in serious injuries and even death.
At Potts Law Firm, we know how devastating these accidents can be. We also know that injured victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering. In some cases, they may also be eligible for punitive damages if the manufacturer or seller acted with malice or if the tires were defective due to a manufacturing error.
If you or someone you love was injured due to a defective tire, you should not hesitate to contact our firm. We can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. Our Dallas tire defect attorneys have the experience and resources to aggressively represent you in your case. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and are prepared to do the same for you.
What is Considered a Defective Tire?
A defective tire can be defined as any tire that does not perform as expected. It may not perform as well as a comparable tire, it may not perform as well as it should given its price, or it may not perform as well as it should given its design and manufacturing specifications. In other words, a defective tire is any tire that performs below the standard that consumers reasonably expect it to perform at.
Defective tire claims arise when a tire's design, manufacturing, or materials are flawed, leading to accidents, injuries, or damage. These claims can involve various parties, including the tire manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.
Common types of defective tire claims include:
- Tire Blowouts: Defective tires may experience sudden blowouts due to weak spots in the construction or improper bonding of tire layers. Blowouts can cause loss of control, leading to accidents and injuries.
- Tread Separation: Tread separation occurs when the outer layer of the tire separates from the underlying layers. This defect can lead to loss of traction, instability, and accidents, especially at high speeds.
- Belt Separation: The belts within a tire help maintain its shape and stability. When the belts separate, it can cause the tire to disintegrate or lead to sudden tire failure.
- Sidewall Failures: Weak or poorly constructed sidewalls can cause bulges, bubbles, or cracks, making the tire susceptible to blowouts or loss of air pressure.
- Bead Failures: The bead is the part of the tire that attaches to the rim. Bead failures can result in improper sealing, leading to air leakage and tire detachment from the wheel.
- Valve Stem Defects: Defective valve stems can cause slow leaks or sudden deflation, compromising the tire's performance and safety.
- Overheating: Defective tires may be prone to overheating during extended use, leading to premature wear, blowouts, or loss of performance.
- Design Defects: Some tire models may have inherent design flaws that make them unsafe under certain conditions or when used in specific vehicles.
- Manufacturing Defects: Errors during the tire manufacturing process, such as improper curing or contamination, can compromise tire integrity and performance.
- Recalls: If a tire defect is widespread and poses significant safety risks, it may result in a recall by the tire manufacturer or the relevant regulatory authority.
What is a Defective Tire Claim?
As we mentioned earlier, a defective tire claim is a legal action that may be brought against the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a defective tire. These claims are governed by state and federal laws and may be brought in civil court.
Depending on the circumstances of the claim, it may be possible to hold multiple parties liable for a defective tire. For example, if a vehicle's tire was manufactured with a defective component, that defective component may be held liable for the resulting tire defect. If a tire defect occurred due to a manufacturing error, the manufacturer may be held liable for the defective tire.
To pursue a defective tire claim, the injured party or affected vehicle owner typically needs to prove that the tire's defect was the direct cause of the accident or injury. An investigation is often required to determine whether the tire was indeed defective and whether the defect contributed to the incident.
Maximizing Compensation for Damages
One of the critical aspects of building a strong defective tire case is a thorough investigation. Our skilled attorneys work diligently to gather all pertinent evidence, including tire manufacturing records, maintenance logs, and accident scene data. We collaborate with tire experts, engineers, and accident reconstruction specialists to determine the exact cause of the tire failure and demonstrate how it led to the accident.
Victims of defective tire accidents may be eligible to seek compensation for a wide range of damages, including:
- Medical Expenses: Current and future medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident.
- Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to missed work during recovery.
- Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.
- Property Damage: Reimbursement for repair or replacement of damaged property, such as your vehicle.
- Wrongful Death: In cases of fatal accidents, surviving family members may pursue wrongful death claims for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.
Our skilled attorneys at Potts Law Firm will diligently assess the full extent of your damages and work tirelessly to maximize the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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