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Our personal injury attorneys may be able to assist you in recovering compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, or wrongful death.

Tire Defects

Many consider truck tires the most important safety appliance on the vehicle. The tires grip the road in harsh weather, they allow the trucks to turn safely, and permit the trucks to brake properly coming to a safe stop.

If the tires are defective or a malfunction occurs, accidents can happen. Our truck accident attorneys provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered injury or loss due to tire defects.

Sources of Truck Tire Defects

Tire defects occur at various places. They can occur during the design or manufacturing process. An error at the tire plant can cause a bad batch of tires to be produced. In addition to this, various conditions created by the distribution center can cause damage to the tires while they are waiting to be shipped to the tire stores for sale. Also, the shipping process itself can cause damage or defects to the tires.

The production and distribution process is not the only source of a defective tire. Various factors can affect the tries reliability and road durability. These can include the tire’s design, vehicle compatibility, proper installation and mounting, alignment, and general maintenance. Various parties may be liable for your injuries or loss.

Tire Defects Variations

Truck tire defects can occur after the tire has been used. Truck tires differ from those manufactured for normal cars. Truck tires must support great amounts of weight, friction, and extended hours on the roads and highways. Defective tires can cause injury not only to the truck driver but also to other motorists.

Tire failures can include:

  • Improper Wheel Mounting
  • Tread or Belt Separation
  • Tire Explosions
  • Uneven Tread
  • Excessive or Uneven Wear
  • Melting
  • Warping

Some common injuries associated with tire defects can be:

  • Broken Bones
  • Brain Damage
  • Concussions
  • Bruises or Head Injury
  • Internal Organ Trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Nerve Damage
  • Wrongful Death

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a truck tire defect or malfunction, our attorneys may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, property damage, lost income, or wrongful death. Let our personal injury attorneys get to work for you and your family.