Michelin North America is recalling 100,000 tires sold in Iowa and across the United States and 30,000 more in Canada and Mexico, notes a Michelin tire recall attorney. This Michelin tire recall was issued due to reported product defects that could increase the risk of tire depressurization and blowouts, according to product liability attorneys.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving tire tread separation or a Michelin recalled tire, contact Attorney Group for Iowa today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated product liability attorney.
Sidewall Rupturing Is The Biggest Concern
BFGoodrich, a brand of Michelin North America Inc., cited safety concerns as the reason for the recall, which has increased to over 130,000 tires including eight sizes of light truck tires. According to The Greenville News, the recall, which began in August 2015, involves tires that may experience sidewall rupturing when they are subjected to significant stress. This rupturing can cause an affected tire to lose pressure rapidly, which may lead to blowouts.
Reports do not indicate that any injuries or fatalities have occurred because of accidents that involved sidewall rupture and tire pressure loss. However, BFGoodrich officials noted the potential for loss of vehicle control and associated accidents when they issued the tire recall. The eight sizes of recalled tires are typically used on larger vehicles. Light commercial trucks utilize these tires most frequently, but the tires are also suitable for pick-up trucks that weigh less than one ton, full-sized vans and smaller recreational vehicles, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Tire corporations are responsible for producing safe and reliable products. If this duty is not fulfilled, fatal accidents may occur, and the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in an accident and believe that tire tread separation or a Michelin recalled tire was to blame, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed as a result of defective tire, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in an accident involving Michelin tires are advised to seek a product liability attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed, in an accident involving a tire tread separation, contact Attorney Group for Iowa to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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