Safety Advocates Try to Educate Consumers About Tire Safety

A Kentucky defective tire lawyer notes that safety advocates have raised concerns over old or used tires being sold to consumers as new. People who have been injured due to a defective tire may be eligible for compensation with the assistance of a Kentucky product liability lawyer.

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NHTSA: Tire Blowout Accidents Result in Five Hundred Deaths Each Year

The president of Safety Research and Strategies, Inc., an organization that specializes in automotive safety issues, wants to spread the word to consumers about how to accurately determine the age of their tires. According to WPRI, doing so has become increasingly necessary as of late due to a spike in old tires being marketed to unsuspecting consumers as new models.

Though all tires sold in the United States are marked with a date code indicating the week and year that they were made, the organization’s president claims that many consumers don’t know the code is there or what the numbers indicate. Knowing exactly when tires were manufactured is of particular importance because it is recommended that tires be removed from the roadway after six years, even if they were lightly used or show little sign of wear. This is due to the fact that tire quality declines over time, regardless of whether they’re heavily used or sitting unused in a garage, the website reported.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that tire blowout accidents result in an average of 23,000 accidents and 500 deaths on U.S. roadways each year.

How a Kentucky Defective Tire Lawyer Can Help

Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by a defective product may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed by a defective product may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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