Tires are a vital part of your vehicle, no matter what type of car you drive. As many consumers check safety ratings before purchasing a vehicle, you should also keep in mind how important tire safety is to the wellbeing of yourself and others on the road. The ability to safely maneuver your vehicle or stop in an emergency is critical to avoiding collisions. Unfortunately, however, tires can malfunction and fail with little or no warning, causing often serious and sometimes fatal accidents.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury from a car crash and you believe that faulty or defective tires were to blame? Attorney Group for Florida can review any current Florida tire recalls with you and help you to determine if you have a valid claim.
Regular Tire Checks Can Provide an Opportunity for Accident Prevention
It is important to check your tires regularly for any signs of tire separation. The tire itself is made up of layers of rubber, with the tread being the outermost layer that is visible. Although tires can malfunction without warning, taking extra precaution to ensure your tires are functioning properly and ensuring your tires are serviced as scheduled can help to reduce the likelihood of a serious accident. Recalled tires and defective tires can suddenly tear apart or separate, causing a blowout or a reduction in air pressure that can cause the driver to spiral out of control.
In 2000, the U.S. saw one of the biggest tire recalls in the country as Bridgestone Firestone pulled over 6.5 million tires from the market, claiming that the products allegedly tore away from the tread and separated from the tire. The company acknowledged that, should a defective tire break away from its layers, the driver could be at an increased risk for causing an accident due to a significant inability to control his or her vehicle. After complications came to light, at least 12 individuals passed away in Florida before the recall occurred. Statistics concluded that 28 drivers in Florida died due to tire separation in the wheels.
In February 2013, Hercules tires were recalled in the U.S. due to the tires’ potential to separate from the tread and cause devastating injuries. Plaintiffs across the country may consider seeking legal counsel if Hercules tires were on their vehicles at the time of an accident in which loss or injury occurred.
You may be entitled to file suit against the tire manufacturer, tire retailer or company who sold you your car accountable for injuries you sustained in a collision if you can prove that the incident occurred due to defective or faulty tires. Consider seeking legal counsel to take the first step in determining whether you are entitled to pursue a claim and recover compensation for your injuries or with any questions you have about possible Florida tire recalls.
Have Questions about Florida Tire Recalls? We Can Help
Have you or a loved one been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you feel that the collision was the result of faulty or defective tires? Contact Attorney Group for Florida today and allow us to answer your questions about filing a claim or any recent Florida tire recalls that may pertain to your situation. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and connect you with an experienced attorney who understands possible Florida tire recalls. He or she will work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, vehicular damage or a loss of earning capacity or wages as the result of possible Florida tire recalls.