Many individuals who are in the market for a new vehicle check the car’s safety ratings and features prior to making a purchase. However, it is also just as important to ensure that the tires on the vehicle are safe and that the tread is not old or worn down. Should tires show signs of damage or wear, there is a possibility that they could separate from the tread and cause fatal and serious consequences.
Have you or someone you love been involved in a collision and you feel that your injuries and the accident itself were a direct result of a faulty tire or tread separating from the tire? Contact Attorney Group for Mississippi for a free, no-obligation case evaluation and to learn more about filing a claim for compensation.
Why You Should Regularly Check Your Tires for Damage
Tire malfunctions such as tread separation are one of the main causes of many tire recalls. While it is important to properly inspect your tires and vehicle on a regular basis to ensure that your tread is safe and your tires are not worn or age, many tires malfunction with little or no warning. The tread, or the outermost rubber layer, separates from the rest of the tire and can lead to a loss of control and a drastic reduction in air pressure.
In April 2013, it was announced that Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. would recall over 123,000 Altima sedans throughout the U.S. beginning in May 2013 in an effort to change the spare tires in the vehicles themselves. According to the company, the spare tires in some of the cars could be over- or under-inflated at levels significant enough to compromise the structural integrity of the tires, increasing the risk of collisions should the tire separate from the tread. A dealer first discovered the issue and a follow-up investigation concluded that a pressure regulator at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant was to blame.
Experts assert that, should a tire separate from its tread, a driver’s ability to maintain control of the vehicle could be severely impacted and cause devastating consequences. While Mississippi tire recalls are a step in the right direction to prevent future accidents, a recall does not help those who were injured or incurred vehicular damage as a result of the incident. These individuals may be entitled to pursue a claim in order to recover compensation for these damages.
Whether you are hurt in a car crash due to a defective tire on your vehicle or you were involved in an incident with another driver who lost control of his or her car after a tire blowout, you may be able to hold the tire retailer, car dealer or manufacturer of the tire accountable for your damages. You may be entitled to file for vehicular repairs, injuries, lost income and pain and suffering due to the incident. If you have questions or concerns about Mississippi tire recalls or you would like to learn more about filing your own claim, seek legal counsel today.
Concerned about Mississippi Tire Recalls? Contact Us Today for More Information
If you have questions about any current Mississippi tire recalls or you have been injured in a car accident due to a defective or faulty tire and you would like information about filing a claim, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi today. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and answer your questions to the best of our ability. If we feel you have a valid claim, we will connect you with an affiliated attorney who is knowledgeable about any current Mississippi tire recalls and who will work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.