Tire Defects, Car Tire Recall
Defective tires can lead to fatal automobile crashes. Also, it’s important that consumers know that car tires get weaker as they get older. And when tires blow out, the consequences for drivers can be grave.
Unfortunately, manufacturing defects are often hidden until the moment when a tire actually fails. Tire failure can cause loss of vehicle control, leading to collisions with other vehicles, impacts with stationary objects, or rollovers, causing serious injury or even death.
Additionally, while consumers may remain unaware of the shelf life of tires, tire manufacturers have known for decades that tires should not be used after six years, regardless of tread wear. And after six years, even a brand new tire that has never been used before is too dangerous to install on a vehicle. Nevertheless, retailers continue to sell aged tires.
The personal injury trial attorneys at Langdon & Emison have helped people nationwide in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from defective products, including faulty and defective tires. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, contact the products liability lawyers at Langdon & Emison today to help evaluate whether a defective tire may have been responsible.