An Ohio tire blowout attorney notes that the tire recall system currently used in the U.S. may leave millions of dangerous tires in use or available for purchase. The current recall system may contribute significantly to this safety hazard that may play a role in thousands of accidents per year. People who have been injured due to a defective tire may be eligible for compensation with the assistance of a Ohio product liability lawyer.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Ohio. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated defective product lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Federal Officials Investigate Ways to Address Tire Recall Issues
According to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the American tire recall system is ineffective and may increase the risk of catastrophic tire failure, highlighting tire aging and maintenance. ABC News reports that the NTSB spent 12 months investigating the system and concluded that it allows millions of potentially dangerous tires to remain in stores or on the road. In many cases, drivers and even the professionals who service their vehicles may not be aware that a tire is defective or that a recall has been issued.
The NTSB detailed several measures that manufacturers could employ to address this issue. These include allowing drivers to look up recalls using Tire Identification Numbers, ensuring that contact information for vehicle owners is current and using bar code technology to help dealers quickly check whether a tire is under recall. According to the NTSB, tire problems cause 400 to 500 deaths each year, along with roughly 33,000 car crashes. Unfortunately, until such measures are implemented, recalled tires may continue to contribute to many accidents, the website reported.
How an Ohio Tire Blowout Attorney 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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