The importance of conducting regular tire checks is necessary not only to the safety of you as a driver but to other people on the road as well. Just as many consumers research safety ratings and features on vehicles prior to purchase, it is critical to ensure that the tires on your car are safe and not currently involved in any tire recalls. Have you researched Georgia tire recalls and what to do if a tire malfunctions? Unfortunately, a tire can malfunction and fail without warning, resulting in devastating and sometimes deadly car accidents.
Have you or someone you love sustained injuries in a car accident that you feel were the result of a faulty tire or negligent third-party? At the Georgia Injury Attorney Group, we can review your claim and help you to determine if you have a valid case.
Importance of Performing Regular Tire Checks
It is important to check your tires for any visual defects to ensure that they are optimally functioning at all times. However, tires can fail without warning due to a manufacturing error or another third-party factor. A tire is constructed in a layer; it is the outermost layer that is called into question as it may separate from the layers underneath and cause a decrease in air pressure or a complete blowout, causing the driver to spin out and lose control over the vehicle. It is these defects that often lead to Georgia tire recalls.
In Georgia, a Channel 2 Action News report launched an investigation and found that millions of units that had been involved in tire recalls had never actually been recovered and that these tires could potentially still be on the road today. In fact, records show that 596,000 tires were recalled by Continental Tire, but the company recovered fewer than 275,000 units. According to the report, in the last 10 years, fewer than one million tires were recalled out of 4.5 million total products. Some experts maintain that some of these tires are spares and “out of sight, out of mind.”
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced that the company would be pulling tires from the market in one of the most recent Georgia tire recalls to date. The recall includes tires manufactured at the company’s plant in Georgia between 2009 and 2010 and includes over 68,700 units that could potentially develop a crack and tear, causing the tire to fail.
In February 2013, it became apparent that Hercules tires also had the potential to separate from the tread without warning, causing several car accidents and injuries as a result. Due to the overwhelming evidence against the allegedly defective tires, the company initiated a recall to pull the products from the market to prevent the risk of future injuries or death. Plaintiffs are seeking compensation across the U.S. for injuries sustained and damages incurred as the result of the faulty tires.
You or someone you love may be entitled to hold the car dealer, tire retailer or manufacturer responsible for injuries you sustained in a motor vehicle accident if you can prove that the incident occurred as the result of the third party’s defective tires or negligence. Contact an experienced attorney to learn more about your legal rights and possible Georgia tire recalls that could pertain to your incident.
Contact the Georgia Injury Attorney Group to Learn About Georgia Tire Recalls
If you or someone you love have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and you sustained injuries that you believe were the result of faulty or defective tires that separated from the tread, contact an experienced attorney to learn whether there are any current Georgia tire recalls in effect and what legal actions you may be able to take. At the Georgia Injury Attorney Group, we will provide you with a free consultation and help you to determine if you have a valid claim. We will connect you with an experienced attorney aware of any recent Georgia tire recalls who will help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.