The voluntary recall and replacement of a Hercules line of tires made in China that are reported to be subject to tread separation, is one step that has been taken to prevent future accidents, but does not address the issue of injuries or vehicle damage that may have been suffered before the voluntary recall began in February 2013. Louisiana product liability attorneys, including those affiliated with Attorney Group for Louisiana, are looking into this matter to determine how many individuals may have sustained injuries or vehicle damage as a result of the tires that Hercules admits are defective.
According to a report by the Huffington Post, Hercules ordered a recall of the light-duty truck tires that were manufactured in China because treads can separate from the tires. The recall applies to the 10-ply Load Range E tires, which were sold as part of the company’s Air Trac Line. All the tires being recalled are 16 or 17-inch diameter tires used primary on commercial trucks.
Only certain tires manufactured for Hercules are involved in the recall. The tires associated with the recall are:
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT215/85R1612/07/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT225/75R1612/14/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT235/85R1611/16/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT245/75R1611/09/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT245/75R1712/07/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT265/70R1712/14/2008 – 10/16/2010
- HERCULES ALL TRAC A/T / LT265/75R1611/23/2008 – 10/16/2010
In documents reported to federal government safety regulators, the separation could reduce the driver’s ability to maintain control of the vehicle. At least one crash has been reported, according to Hercules. There has been no public statement from Hercules if the tire problem has caused any other crashes or injuries.
If you have already experienced problems with the tires or upon examining the tires see that you own the tires in question or see that the threads beginning to separate, you should contact Attorney Group for Louisiana to help ensure that all of your rights to compensation are protected.
Liability laws differ throughout the country, thus persons residing in the Bayou State should contact Attorney Group for Louisiana before accepting any settlement plan that may be offered in cases where the tires were a factor in any accident.
Persons not living in Louisiana but who had an accident in Louisiana as a possible result of the defective tires should contact Attorney Group for Louisiana in order to be connected with Louisiana product liability attorneys, who can inform you of your legal rights and help you pursue compensation, should you decide you have a claim.
Lawyers are retained to represent you in court and to help protect your rights. Thus, it is to your advantage to retain the services of a Louisiana products liability attorney that can handle your case and make sure your rights as a consumer are upheld. Attorney Group for Louisiana wants to answer any questions you may have regarding the Hercules tire recall or any other product liability issues, and make sure you are informed of your legal options. So contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today for your free consultation.