Attorneys In Jacksonville Hold Tire Manufacturers And Distributors Liable For Defective Products
Representing Floridians Injured By Defective Tires
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive—a subcompact, an SUV, or a truck—your vehicle is only as good as its tires. No other part of your car is as essential to your safety on the road. So, if you maintain your tires, keep them properly inflated, and replace them when you need to, you should be good to go, except when those tires were poorly designed, shoddily manufactured or incorrectly installed, to begin with. Defective tires can and do lead to serious injury, even death, so if you’ve suffered injuries in an accident due to the negligence of a tire manufacturer, distributor or reseller, you have the right to seek compensation for medical costs and property damage.
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our products liability lawyers have both the experience and knowledge to file a claim on your behalf in an accident caused by defective tires. You have the right to seek damages when the tires you’ve purchased and used as intended injure you or others. You can be sure that manufacturers will wage a vigorous defense of their product, so it’s in your best interest to retain lawyers who’ll represent your interests as vigorously.
The Dangers Of Defective Tires
Tire defects can take many forms, but one of the most dangerous is a tire’s tread separating from its rim: Steel-belted radial tires, in particular, carry a higher-than-average risk of tread separation because of the difficulty in adhering steel to rubber in the manufacturing process. Tread separation, which can lead to a blowout, is also exacerbated by driving in the kind of hot, humid weather we often have in Florida. When a radial tire suddenly loses its tread, a driver often loses control of his car, and if he’s traveling at highway speeds, that loss of control may result in serious, sometimes deadly, injuries. Tire tread separation in SUVs, with their high center of gravity, can be especially deadly when rollovers occur; in those events, weak roofs can lead to traumatic injury and fatalities.
Unfortunately, most consumers only find out about defective tires when they’ve been involved in an accident, or through recalls, prompted by serious accidents and lost lives. Tire manufacturers who use substandard materials or fail to adequately test their products cannot be allowed to put profit before safety: If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident caused by a tire defect, tire failure, tire blowout or tire rollover, we can help you hold the tire and/or vehicle manufacturer liable for their negligence and get you the compensation you need and deserve for both injuries and property damage.
The Jacksonville product liability lawyers at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. have extensive experience protecting the rights of individuals injured by dangerous products such as:
Contact Us For Help With Your Products Liability Claim
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our experienced Jacksonville products liability attorneys represent clients who’ve been injured through no fault of their own by products, such as tires, that they have every right to believe are safe. We fight to recover compensation for injuries or property damage suffered. A lawyer at our firm is ready to consult with you at no cost or obligation. Contact us online or call our law office at 904-353-5800 to schedule an appointment.