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One thing most motorists take for granted is the fact that the tires they have on their vehicle are safe to use. This may be due to the fact that there are only a few things that would indicate if a tire on a vehicle is not safe, like a tire pressure gauge. In reality, when a tire becomes defective the results that usually follow are very dangerous and, in some instances, deadly. Because of this, the tires that you have on your vehicle should not be overlooked and if there is any sort of problem, it is best to address the problem before it is too late.
Unfortunately, not all defective tires can be spotted immediately and not everyone knows what to look for in order to determine whether they have an already defective tire, or soon to be defective tire. Tires, though simple in appearance, are put through a long and complicated process during manufacturing. A defect can occur in the manufacturing process if the manufacturer uses poor components, if the tire is cooked at the wrong temperature, or if the tire is exposed to elements such as moisture, sawdust, grease, or rust leading to contamination. Sometimes a manufacturer will properly manufacture a tire but keep them stored for so long they become defective due to the chemicals degrading. If any of these events occur, along with possibly other harmful events, the party who was injured from the defective tire can seek legal remedies against the manufacturer. In some cases, if the tire is found to have been developed improperly, then the injured party can seek legal damages against the developer.
The product liability lawyers at Auger & Auger have experience, knowledge and resources in the handling of defective tire car accident claims. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney immediately following a car crash that was caused by a blow out or faulty tire. In order to prove your case, we will need to have an accident reconstruction expert and/or tire engineer examine the scene, vehicle and tire to determine causation. Preserving the vehicle is necessary your case.
Tires may be overlooked at times but there is no denying their importance to our everyday lives. It is crucial to keep a sharp eye out for the signs of tire failure and take the proper steps necessary in order to avoid serious injury or death. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving a defective tire, contact an attorney and they will be able to assist you in your potential claim.