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TIRE DEFECTS

Tires for any road vehicle must pass rigorous standards and compliance. Being one of the top safety features in automobiles, trucks and buses, tires must withstand strict regulations and must also be properly maintained by the owner of the vehicle or mechanic/service person. However tires need maintenance (rotation) and do wear out and should be replaced regularly.

One of the most common defects on tires is the tread separation. This can be caused by poor bonding of the rubber to the steel belt during the manufacturing process.

  • Tire tread defects have caused numerous tire recalls, recalls of a tire brand was up to 14.4 million. Poor tire tread and separation is one of the leading causes of vehicle rollovers.
  • Mismatched tires can cause problems handling the vehicle properly. For instance new tires on the front and old ones on the back can cause a car to hydroplane.
  • If you are sold tires as new (that were really used previously) the retailer can be held liable for your accident. *It is important to keep receipts for any services or purchases for your vehicle.




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Sources of compensation for tire defect injuries/losses

  • Manufacturing company
  • Insurance company
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

  • Tire manufacturers may face separate liability for negligence during the manufacturing process or design process for injuries due to a car accident.
  • Lost wages regarding any time off from your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)

  • Loss of advice including comfort, assistance, protection, counsel, companionship