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Tire Defect Accidents

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When you drive with defective tires, both you and your passengers can be placed at great risk. Unfortunately, many individuals drive their vehicles without even realizing that their tires are defective. When tires are defective, that means that mistakes were made when these products were designed, manufactured, distributed or even marketed. These mistakes can make tires unsafe and can lead to very dangerous auto accidents, which can cause drivers and/or passengers great injury, or even death. Even if the faulty tires are not the initial cause of an accident, they can turn what would have been a minor accident into one that is much more serious.

Product designers and manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers and are not likely to cause them injury. When they do not fulfill this responsibility, they can be held liable for financial damages. By filing a car accident claim, you might be able to receive compensation for the injuries you received from defective tires. At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., we can provide you with a highly skilled Houston car accident lawyer who can walk you through the claim filing process and help you ensure that your rights are being protected.

Types of Tire Defects

There are many ways in which tires can be defective. The tires might have been made in a way that can result in unexpected separation of treading, deflation or blowouts, which can cause accidents. When tire valve systems are defective, they can lead to incorrect tire pressures. When tires are defective, it could be because they were made with poor designs, the wrong materials, incorrect labeling or with many other factors that could have been related to negligence. These mistakes can affect tires on all types of vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles and trucks. Even bicycles can have defective tires.

When it is discovered that a manufacturer has placed defective tires on the market, a safety recall can be issued. Recalls involve manufacturer and/or the government agency overseeing the recall publicly announcing the flaw in the product. The recall announcement will inform consumers that they should return the item (in this case, the tires) to the manufacturer. The manufacturer will usually be required to replace or repair the faulty product. Unfortunately, manufacturers sometimes fail to recognize defects early enough, or do not report defects when they are supposed to.

Attorney Pursuing Compensation on Your Behalf

When you decide to file a claim or a lawsuit after defective tires injured you or a loved one, the first thing you should do is hire a competent attorney. When choosing a lawyer, you will need to select a legal professional who has the experience and knowledge needed for effectively handling cases related to auto accidents. At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., we can provide you with a knowledgeable attorney who can serve as a strong advocate on your behalf, whether your case involves out-of-court negotiations or litigation.

The opposing party in your case might try to avoid having to pay you what you are rightfully due by claiming that you did not properly care for your tires and that the accident that caused your injuries was actually your fault. When we take on your case, we will investigate the facts of your accident and do everything possible in order to prove the other party's negligence or wrongdoing.

Contact our offices so you can set up a free consultation and learn about your best legal options. We want to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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