Corpus Christi Product Liability Lawyers
In the United States, we put trillions of miles on our vehicles every year.
Even in perfect conditions—but especially in snow, ice, and rain—we
depend on our cars’ tires to hold the road and keep us safe. Separated
tread, a blowout, or any other defective tire issue could cause an accident,
which could very easily result in injuries or even fatalities.
When an accident is caused by a defective tire, you may lose control of
your car and strike another vehicle or run off the side of the road. In
this instance, the other driver will not be at fault for the accident,
and you obviously cannot fault another driver if you lose control of your
car and have a single-vehicle accident.
However, you should not be held responsible for an accident caused by defective
tires. Unfortunately, attempting to sue a tire manufacturer for compensation
without legal representation will not get you the results you want. You’ll
need someone on your side who’s well-versed in tort law and can
help you prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer or the professional
who installed your tires. That’s why you should call the Corpus
Christi defective tire attorneys at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.
Get in touch with us today at (361) 238-2789 or fill out and submit an
online contact form. We offer free initial consultations, so there is
no risk in speaking to our team about your case.
Mismatched or Poorly Mounted Tires
Defective tires can endanger your life and the lives of your passengers
and other drivers on the road in a number of ways. First of all, if your
tires are mismatched and/or poorly mounted on your wheels, they can be
considered defective. In this case, the tire manufacturer is not guilty
of negligence, but the shop where you bought your tires and had them installed may be.
If this is the case, consult with a skilled product liability attorney
to determine how to move forward. You will be responsible for proving
negligence, so you will need to present your receipt from the purchase
of the tires if possible or documentation on your bank or credit card
statement that proves when and where you purchased them.
You’ll also need to get as much evidence from the scene of the accident
as possible. Revisit the scene and take pictures from all angles. Write
down everything you remember about the accident, and discuss all of the
events leading up to and during this incident with your attorney. If you
can prove that the mechanic or shop that installed your tires should have
been aware of the difference in size and/or specifications of your tires
and/or that they did not correctly install the tires, you should have
a strong case to receive compensation.
The fault may not lie with your mechanic or tire shop, though. It may actually
lie with the manufacturer of your tires or with your vehicle’s manufacturer.
You may remember the many lawsuits and resulting recall of Firestone tires
for Ford Explorers. In that case, Firestone notified Ford about an increased
failure rate of tires on these vehicles, but the automaker did not respond
with appropriate actions and led many to believe that a deliberate cover-up
Consult with Our Seasoned Attorneys
Whether your tires have been proven to be defective and/or they have been
previously recalled, you should not be held liable for an accident caused
by them. Gather as much information as possible about the accident, then
call Bandas Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation. Your attorney will
be able to determine which company you should sue for damages and what
avenue to take. With qualified legal representation, you should get the
compensation that you deserve for vehicular damage, medical bills, lost
wages, and/or pain and suffering.
Request a complimentary case evaluation with our Corpus Christi product
liability lawyers; call (361) 238-2789 or contact us online today.