The quality of the tires on a vehicle play an important role in the overall performance and safety of the vehicle. Tires support a vehicle’s weight, ensure proper maneuvering when making turns, and lessen the impact of the road.
Based on data provided by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), tires are highly engineered products with 20 or more components in addition to 15 or more rubber components that require extensive design, testing, manufacture, and processing. Tires are expected to perform and be designed to meet the criteria of a vehicle manufacturer’s ride, handling, and traction.
If a tire is improperly manufactured, blow outs and tread separation can occur, which can lead to rollovers and collisions. If a motorist is injured in an accident due to one or more defective tires, the manufacturer could be held liable for negligence.
Defective Tire Accident Injuries
Injuries sustained in accidents and rollovers due to tire tread separation can be life-altering and catastrophic, both for the injured individuals and their families. Oftentimes, intense medical treatment is needed for extended periods of time, if not for the rest of the victim’s life, which can be an extreme financial and emotional burden. Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and extensive surgeries may be required to give back even a portion of the life the victim had prior to the accident. Some catastrophic injuries that may result from a tire tread separation crash include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Head trauma and other brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
Holding Negligent Tire Manufacturers Liable
Tire manufacturers and auto makers alike have a responsibility to the public to develop and produce safe, dependable vehicles. Should the unthinkable happen and a motorist is injured due to negligent design or manufacturing practices, the auto maker could be held liable. With the expenses from an accident steadily increasing, the victim could be entitled to monetary compensation from the negligent party. A Nebraska product liability attorney can help determine the extent of the damages and ensure that proper compensation is given. Types of compensation include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Payment for a replacement vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Funeral expenses (in the event of a death)
Get Help from a Nebraska Defective Tire Lawyer at Cullan & Cullan LLC Today
Injuries sustained in accidents and rollovers due to tire tread separation can be life-altering and catastrophic.
The knowledgeable Omaha defective auto part attorneys of Cullan & Cullan LLC have the legal and medical resources and experience to uncover every detail of a victim’s accident to build an effective case. Through accident reenactments, creative and efficient courtroom techniques, and a network of legal experts, our attorneys, who are also physicians, present strong cases and secure fair, just outcomes for our clients. If you have been injured in an accident and you believe that a defective tire was the cause, call us at (402) 882-7080.
- NTSB Seeks to Improve Tire Safety Nationwide
- Drivers: Manage Tire Risks for a Safer Ride - NTSB
- Consumer Safety - Tire Industry Association
- How Safe Are Worn Tires?
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 882-7080 today for a free case evaluation.