Was Your Accident Caused by Defective Tires?

Legal Assistance for Defective Tire Accidents in Columbia

When tires fail, it can cause a serious accident and even wrongful death to others on the road. Not only does a faulty tire place the occupants of that vehicle in jeopardy, it also places every other driver and passenger on the road at equal risk. At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we can help you seek the compensation you need for your injuries.

As Columbia personal injury lawyers, we investigate and seek compensation for individuals and families who suffered as a result of a faulty or defective tire. Those injured by defective tires are entitled to be compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent impairments.

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Accidents that result in death are treated as serious cases with additional damages for funeral expenses, survivor's loss and lifetime lost wages. Potential faulty tire claims may involve tires that are improperly mounted on a vehicle, improper retreads, recalled tires, driving on a spare tire, manufacturing defects and older tires that are included with vehicles sold by a used car dealer. Many of these accidents are also caused by "new" tires that are several years old and sold by a new tire dealer. Claims for injuries resulting from a defective tire may be made against tire manufactures, tire dealers, auto mechanics, body shops or new or used car dealers.

Why Expired Tires Can be Dangerous

Many times, it is difficult or impossible to tell exactly how old a passenger vehicle or truck tire is prior to driving. Although all tire manufacturers advise not using tires over a certain age, there are currently very few regulations in place to prevent dealers and tire shops from selling old tires. Even "new" tires may have been deteriorating in a warehouse for years prior to being installed. You can't always look at a tire and tell if it is six months or six years old. Even a reputable new tire dealer may be supplied by several year old tires from their supplier. This is a serious problem that is not currently well known by most members of the driving public.

Tire Recalls in the U.S.

Although tire defects made national news several years ago, they are still a national concern. There are thousands of defective tires traveling the roadways of our state and each of them is a serious car accident waiting to happen. Allegations of defective tires may be investigated by the federal government and published recall notices are issued as new defective tires are discovered.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident involving a faulty tire or a tire blow out, you can contact a Columbia injury attorney at your earliest convenience. There is no charge to have your accident or faulty tire case evaluated by our office. As necessary, we are able to consult with automotive and tire engineers, accident reconstruction experts and investigators to determine the facts of any serious tire claim.

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