Vegas Manufacturer Liability Attorney Explains Tire Malfunction and Tread Separation
The tires on vehicles are actually some of the most important parts of the car. Unfortunately, if tire treads separate or the tires otherwise malfunction, a terrible accident can result. Motorists can quickly lose control of a vehicle that has problems with tires, and the driver, passengers, and others on the road could all suffer serious injuries or permanent harm.
In recent years, there have been numerous examples of serious or fatal accidents caused by problems with tires. In fact, Bridgestone-Firestone and Michelin had to recall tires for tire tread separation problems after accidents occurred.
When these problems arise and consumers are harmed, victims should contact a Vegas defective product lawyer to find out what options are available for pursuing compensation for losses. It may be possible to hold car manufacturers or tire companies responsible for damages, but you’ll need help proving the tire company was to blame for an accident and resulting injuries.
Consequences of Tire Malfunction and Tread Separations
Tire tread separation occurs when the outer rubber of the tire separates from the body or casing of the tire. This typically occurs due to manufacturer defects when there is a problem with the bonding process between the steal belting section of a tire casing and the tire tread. Failure of the tire tread to adhere could also be caused by uneven tread wear.
When tread separation occurs, treat material starts to peel away from the tire body or casing, which can cause radial splits or tears. This can lead to a total loss of air pressure suddenly occurring. A tire blowout can result, and a driver may lose control of the vehicle.
Other tire malfunctions can also result in a blowout, including low air pressure that causes tires to sag and heat to build up. This can also cause a loss of control, which can lead to a serious or potentially fatal accident.
Who is Responsible for Tire Malfunction and Tread Separations?
Tire tread separation and many other tire malfunctions occur because of problems with the design or the manufacture of the tire. As a result, tire makers can typically be held liable for losses. Car manufacturers are also responsible if they release vehicles with defective parts, including tire defects.
Carmakers are subject to strict Las Vegas liability rules, as are distributors and others who get products into public hands. Under strict liability rules, a manufacturer can be held legally responsible for losses — and can be made to pay damages — in any circumstances where a product fails to work as intended. This means that if a product malfunctions when being used for its stated purpose and harm occurs as a result, the manufacturer or distributor of the product can be held liable even in circumstances where a victim doesn’t specifically prove a manufacturer did anything negligent.
Carmakers, therefore, can be held responsible for accidents caused by tire defects, including tread separations, if accident victims can prove that they experienced an accident because of a problem with a tire.
Compensation for Tire Malfunction and Tread Separations
Victims who are hurt in accidents resulting from tire malfunction or tread separation can pursue personal injury claims in civil court against tire manufacturers or vehicle manufacturers. Since tire defects usually affect hundreds or even thousands of different consumers, victims affected by tire defects frequently join together to form class action lawsuits.
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A class action can be brought in Nevada when many people all have similar claims against a company that is responsible for hurting them.
Individual class members don’t have to go to court in a class action, but they give up a lot of autonomy in terms of how the case is handled and deciding whether to accept a settlement. Las Vegas injury lawyer can help you to determine if joining class action is an appropriate approach to trying to obtain compensation when you suffer harm because of tire malfunction or tire tread separation.
You could also negotiate a settlement with help from your attorney at LV Personal Injury Lawyers, as our legal team is made up of expert negotiators who can help you to effectively argue for full and fair compensation from major car manufacturers. Or, you can pursue an individual claim in court to seek compensation for losses.
No matter which approach you take to seeking compensation for problems that you have experienced with your tires, you should be fully compensated for all economic and non-financial damages caused by your injury. This means you should be paid for medical expenses, future care you’ll need, current and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
In the case of a fatal accident resulting from tire tread separations or other tire malfunctions, surviving family members of victims should be entitled to receive compensation for wrongful death damages. This can include financial support the deceased was providing to them which has ended because of the untimely death, as well as lost companionship.
Getting Help From Vegas Injury Attorneys
Zachary D. Clayton has provided representation to many accident victims harmed by tire tread problems and other tire malfunctions. We know how to prove that a defect caused your tire blowout to occur and we can help you to devise the right legal strategy to fight for full and fair compensation for damages.
To get a Vegas injury attorney on your side to help you pursue your product liability case against the carmaker, tire manufacturer, or another responsible party, give us a call today.