If you suspect that a faulty Hercules tire was the cause for an accident in which you sustained an injury, contact Attorney Group for New York today to learn more about your options for seeking compensation. Hercules Tire & Rubber recalled certain of its tires in 2012 after the manufacturer was named as a defendant in a product liability lawsuit. While the tires were initially manufactured by Shandong Yongsheng, Hercules was responsible for the marketing and distributing of the products throughout the U.S.
Overview of the Hercules Tire Recall
According to the manufacturer, there is a chance that the tread can separate from the actual tire, increasing the risk of an accident. This risk is reportedly greater in warmer climates. Before Hercules made the decision to issue the recall, it allegedly investigated an accident that involved people who had been injured and found that the tread can separate within a year or two following installation.
Should this occur, it may be difficult, if not impossible, for a driver to maintain control of the vehicle, and to compensate for the loss of control, he or she may hit a pedestrian, may swerve into oncoming traffic, hit a nearby vehicle or travel off of the road. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident and you believe that tire separation was to blame, consider filing a New York Hercules tire recall lawsuit and recover damages for your condition.
Dangers of Defective Tires
The Hercules tires involved in the recall involved the 10-ply Load Range E tires that were typically installed on light duty trucks. According to the manufacturer, the company will reportedly replace the defective tires free of charge and will also cover the cost of any mounting and balancing services.
If you believe that your vehicle is equipped with a defective tire, it is important to either thoroughly inspect it yourself or take it to a mechanic who can perform a complete tire evaluation. In some cases, a defective tire may appear to be normal, and it may not be easy to see the telling signs of wear. In fact, a mechanic may not notice that anything is wrong until after he or she removes the tire.
Contact Attorney Group for New York today for more information about filing a New York Hercules tire recall lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.
Need to Determine Whether You Have a New York Hercules Tire Recall Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love has been harmed or killed in a car accident that you believe was caused due to a faulty or defective tire, you may be able to file a New York Hercules tire recall lawsuit and seek compensation for the damages you have incurred. Attorney Group for New York can help you determine whether you have a case and can connect you with one of our affiliated attorneys. There is no cost to receive a case evaluation, so contact us today to find out whether you are eligible to pursue a New York Hercules tire recall lawsuit and recover damages for your condition.