Drivers of all vehicles including cars, SUVs, minivans and trucks should be aware of the components of the car before and during operation. It is vital to thoroughly check not only the safety ratings and features of the vehicle as a whole but also the tires and tread on a regular basis as well. Unfortunately, faulty or defective tires can tear away or break apart from the tread, resulting in a loss of control and potentially causing catastrophic or fatal accidents.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car crash and you feel that the accident happened as the result of defective tires? Consumers who have sustained injuries due to faulty products may be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. Contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today for more information about filing a claim or recent or past Arkansas tire recalls.
Defective Tires May Lead to Arkansas Tire Recalls
It is vital that each driver not only check his or her mechanics in the vehicle but also the tires as well. The rubber on the tire that is visible to drivers, the outermost layer, is the tire tread. If this layer separates from the rest of the tire, a driver can experienced a tire blowout or a significant decrease in air pressure without warning.
Industry advocates and consumer safety watchdogs have continued to express concern about potential tire recalls and the companies that are producing allegedly defective tires. If a manufacturer receives warnings from consumers or the federal government that its tires are posing a safety threat or may have been the cause of accidents, the company may consider recalling the allegedly defective tires in a recall to avoid future deaths or consequences.
In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on June 5, 2012, tire manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced one of the more recent Arkansas tire recalls to date. The recall involved roughly 10,000 tires manufactured in Texarkana, Arkansas at a Cooper plant. An internal investigation revealed that the tires in question were manufactured with a small amount of non-standard rubber that was accidentally combined with the intended rubber tread. The company acknowledged that mixing the two together could cause tires to separate from the tread.
Hercules tires were the subject of a recall in February 2013. The manufacturer admitted that its products had the potential to loosen or separate from the tread completely, resulting in potentially serious and fatal collisions if a driver is unable to control his or her vehicle. Plaintiffs may consider filing a lawsuit if they have been injured due to these defective Hercules tires.
If you or a loved one were injured due to defective tires, you may have a valid claim against the car dealer or the retailer or manufacturer of the tires. An attorney experienced in Arkansas tire recalls can evaluate your case and help you to determine if you have a claim. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact Us Today to Learn More about Arkansas Tire Recalls
If you or a loved one were involved in a car crash and you sustained injuries that you feel were the result of faulty tires, you may be entitled to pursue a claim. At Attorney Group for Arkansas, we can answer your questions or concerns about potential or recent Arkansas tire recalls to the best of our ability and help you to determine if you have a valid case. We will provide you with a no-obligation consultation, free of charge, and set you up with an experienced attorney who is familiar with recent Arkansas tire recalls. You may be eligible to hold a third party accountable for your injuries and recover damages such as medical expenses or treatments, vehicular bills, pain and suffering or loss of wages.