How Can I Win a Defective Tire Case?

To win a defective tire case and receive fair compensation for your injuries and financial damages, you must prove that you are legally entitled to financial compensation. Your insurance company may cover all or some of the damages, but a product liability claim against the manufacturing company can bring additional compensation.

Defective tires can lead to serious accidents and severe, often permanent injuries. While victims of this type of accident are legally entitled to financial compensation, the process can be complex.

In certain cases, your own insurance company may cover the damages, but often filing a product liability claim against the negligent manufacturing company will provide you with more consistent compensation, closer to your actual losses. There are no brands that should be avoided or favored as all manufacturers have the same legal responsibility to provide safe products and equip vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system.

Also, many brands, large and small, have had issues with defective products, so there are no guarantees that by avoiding certain brands you are safer.

There are three main steps in building a successful defective tire case:

  • proving that the tire was used appropriately and yet it malfunctioned (either by design or by manufacturing reasons), thus causing the injuries
  • providing physical evidence of malfunction
  • determining liability.

General Safety Requirements for Tires

Tire manufacturers have the legal responsibility to provide their customers with reasonably safe products, according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. The majority of popular brands have issued safety recalls during the last couple of years, meaning they publicly admitted their products were defective.

In addition, tire manufacturers are required to:

  • notify the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration about any safety defects
  • equip all vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system
  • run vehicle rollover testing programs.

Unfortunately, these safety requirements are not always met, resulting in tire defects and potentially fatal rollover accidents. Tire manufacturers often claim that damaging information contained in their records is a trade secret and should not be disclosed.

Unfortunately, there is no certainty regarding any tire manufacturers. The best option is to regularly check your tires and be informed about recent recalls.

If the tires of your vehicle are faulty, there is an increased chance the vehicle will be involved in a traffic collision, resulting in severe personal injuries or wrongful death. If you or a loved one have been victims of such events and wish to pursue legal remedies, contacting our law firm in Miami, is the first step towards recovery. If you do have consistent evidence for a crash-worthiness claim, our staff will further analyze the details of the case and gather additional proof. We will file the claim on your behalf and negotiate a fair settlement, or take your case to court if liable parties refuse to settle.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided on this site is not formal legal advice, also the site does not allow you to form an attorney-client relationship.