The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966 gave the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the authority to regulate standards of vehicle safety and to demand recall of unsafe roadway and automobile parts. Since the passage of the Act 50 years ago, 46 million tires have been recalled. Unfortunately, many occupants do not discover the tire flaw through a recall notification, but rather when the tire fails.
Brais Law Firm assists crash victims who sustained injuries because of a tire blowout. We often discover during our investigation that the tire manufacturer was responsible for design or production flaws that caused the car to lose traction, careen out of control or flip over.
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Causes of Tire Failure
Drivers throughout the United States travel a total of more than 2,969 billion miles per year. Whereas good tires perform well along these billions of miles, tire failure causes about 33,000 crashes, resulting in 500 fatalities, every year.
Substandard and faulty tires are responsible for many of these crashes. Even the most conscientious vehicle owner may not see the flaw until the tire fails. Tread separation is often not obvious and defects on the inside of the tire are not visible to consumers.
Furthermore, if you bought a new tire from a store other than the tire dealer, as is likely after owning your vehicle for a while, you may never be notified about recalls from the tire manufacturer.
Damages from Tire Blowout and Loss of Traction
A tire blowout or loss of traction can cause your car to skid or rollover, resulting in such recoverable damages as:
- Brain and spinal cord damage associated with ejection from the vehicle
- Crush injures occurring from partial ejection from the vehicle in a rollover crash
- Scars and disfigurement
- Permanent disabilities
- Rehabilitation and medical costs
- Loss of earnings, past and future
Recover from Negligent Tire Manufacturers
If you were injured because of a tire blowout, Brais Law Firm investigates whether the tire manufacturer is liable. Contact our law firm online or call us to schedule your free case assessment at which we discuss your rights and options for recovery.
Our contingency fee arrangement allows you to wait to pay attorneys’ fees until after you have recovered damages on your claim. Our Miami office handles products liability claims throughout Florida.