According to reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a preliminary evaluation of Michelin XZA 295/60/R22.5 truck tires for potential safety defects. According to the October 6, 2014 report from the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), the tire may be prone to failure under certain circumstances. The ODI stated that it has received seven reports of accidents allegedly caused by the Michelin truck tire failure.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving Michelin truck tires, call Attorney Group today. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Possible Case for Recall
The ODI estimated 10,000 potentially defective tires, and if the agency finds enough evidence of a defect that caused the Michelin truck tire failure, the investigation will proceed under an engineering analysis as required by the NHTSA’s defect analysis protocol. If the administration finds a defect present, a recall will be issued due to the potential for Michelin truck tire failure.
Michelin issued a statement in which the manufacturer acknowledged it was aware of the investigation, and the company continues to fully cooperate with the NHTSA. Individuals who believe their vehicles are fitted with the Michelin XZA 295/60/R22.5 tires should take caution and consider seeking the opinion of a mechanic who can investigate the possibility of truck tire failure when the tire is used on the front steering axel.
Those who have been injured in an accident involving the Michelin tires under investigation may wish to seek legal counsel to determine whether they are eligible to recover damages for their injuries. If it is found that its tires are defective, Michelin could potentially be held responsible pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages.
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