If you were in an automobile accident because of a tire failure, a blowout or tread separation, you may be entitled to full compensation from the tire manufacturer for vehicle damage and medical expenses. The law holds tire manufacturers liable for selling inadequate tires to the public. Consumers are not expected to be tire specialists, and as long as you get your regular vehicular maintenance, you should be able to rely on the tire company to produce a safe product. Our tire failures attorneys at Golden State Lawyers, APC have represented auto accident victims for more than 40 years, and we stand ready to fight for you.
What Causes a Tire Failure?
In preparing your auto accident case for mediation or trial, Golden State Lawyers employs some of the best experts available in the field of tire failures. These experts can determine the precise cause of your tire failure. The most common reasons tires fail are typically:
- Improper inflation — An underinflated tire flexes itself, creating heat. Heat softens the rubber, weakens the tire and causes pressure from within. This pressure causes the tire to burst.
- Too much weight on the tire — Every tire is designed to carry a certain amount of weight. If your tire is carrying more weight than it can handle, it is likely to fail.
- Hidden damage — Your tire may have failed because it was previously damaged and weakened. For example, a tire that has bumped into curbs or driven over rocks is more susceptible to a blowout.
- Manufacturing defects — In some instances the manufacturer or tire designer may use poor designs or cheap materials to meet the minimum safety standards.
If you sustained injuries because of a tire failure, or if your vehicle was damaged in the accident, a dedicated tire failures lawyer in San Jose can help. We gather all the information about the tire production and the auto accident together to build you a powerful case. If your tire failure coincided with a rear-end collision or a head-on collision, then you may be entitled to compensation from both the tire manufacturer and the other driver. Contact a competent auto accident attorney to fight for you.
Contingency Fees Available for All Clients
At Golden State Lawyers, we offer free consultations to all clients, and we work on contingency. That means you only pay for our legal services if you win. We proudly serve clientele throughout the greater San Jose area, including Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Campbell, and our attorneys come to your home or hospital if you cannot travel. Contact us online, or call 408-279-4222 today to set up your first meeting at no charge.