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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Florence Tire Defect Lawyer

Florence Tire Defect Lawyer

Defective tires have very serious consequences. Over 8,000 auto accidents are caused every year by defective tires. Many times, tires fail due to design and manufacturing defects such as incompatible or faulty materials, improper design, flawed manufacturing and production, and improper tire storage. In most cases, another person’s or company’s negligence results in tire defects. In these instances, you can file a claim against the liable party to recover compensation for your physical, mental, and financial injuries. Our Florence tire defect lawyer can help you obtain the full settlement you deserve.

Types of Tire Defects

There are many ways in which tires can be defective. The most common of these include:

  • Old tires: All new tires have a limited lifespan. They are made of rubber, which undergoes a number of different chemical changes over time. Even when a tire has never been used, it can break down if it spends too much time on a retailer’s shelf or in a warehouse.
  • Tread separation: Tread separation can occur if the rubber is not properly bonded to the steel belt during the manufacturing process. Tread separation can cause rollover accidents, particularly in vehicles that have a high center of gravity, such as a sports utility vehicle.
  • Improper mounting: When a tire is not properly mounted, it will become loose and may fly off of the vehicle, causing a very serious accident. If the nuts on a tire are too tight, it can also result in damage to the threads and warp components.
  • Poorly patched tires: Tire patches are often a quick fix to a broken tire. While effective, patches are not usually considered a permanent repair, so it is important consumers know what steps to take next.

Determining Liability for a Tire Defect

There are multiple parties who could be liable for a defective tire that caused a crash. If the tire was defective in design, the company who designed the tire can be held liable. A design defect means the tire was inherently flawed even before it was manufactured. For example, a tire that was not designed with proper treads has a design defect.

Manufacturers can be held liable if there was a mistake made during the production process. Using the above example, a tire may be designed with proper tread but the wrong mold is used to create the tread, making the tire defective.

Mechanics and mechanic shops can also be held liable if their negligence resulted in a defective tire. For example, you may need new tires and so, you take your vehicle to the local mechanic shop to have them installed. If a mechanic makes a mistake and fails to mount them properly, they can be held liable if it becomes loose and causes a serious accident.

Our Tire Defect Lawyer in Florence Can Help After an Accident

If you are someone you love has been hurt in a crash, our Florence tire defect lawyer at The Stanley Law Group can advise on your case. We will determine who is liable for paying the compensation you need and help you obtain the fair settlement you deserve. Call us today at 803-799-4700 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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