Mesa Defective Tire Attorney
When drivers experience a tire failure, it can lead to the loss of control of their vehicle and potentially result in catastrophic injury and property damage.
If you have been injured in a crash that you believe was caused by a defective tire, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
At Phillips Law Group, our team of injury attorneys have represented more than 155,000 consumer clients and recovered more than $750,000,000 on behalf of our customers. We have experience handing tire blowout cases and a proven record of success, including a $1,160,000 recovery on behalf of a client that suffered a tire blowout collision and $700,000 for a fatal motor vehicle rollover accident that involved a tire blowout.
To find out if you have a defective tire case, call or contact our team of legal professionals today for your free consultation. There are no upfront fees if we take on your defective tire case and we are ready to help you today.
Free Consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have A Case?
When trying to validate a defective tire case in Arizona, it must be proven that a tire on the vehicle suffered from a tread belt that has separated or that the tread suffered a separation, as a result of either a defective design or due to a defective manufacturing process.
In most instances, an industry expert is used to test the tire using specialized equipment and testing tools to help determine the true cause of the tire malfunction.
As each case is different, it can be difficult to determine if you have a case without further investigation however, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm so that we can explore the specific details of your potential tire failure lawsuit. We charge no fees for the initial consultation and there are no fees if we take on your case.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Following an accident that has resulted in property damage and possibly a personal injury, victims often begin considering their legal options. Mounting expenses from medical treatment, car rental fees and other costs can add up quickly, which can put the victim and any dependents under significant financial pressure.
While it can be difficult to determine the specific value of your potential case, the Mesa defective tire lawyers at Phillips Law Group offer a free review of your claim to help establish firstly, if you have a claim and if so secondly, the most effective options that are available to pursue compensation. If you have questions about your damages claim, we can help you find answers.
Need Help? Call Phillips Law Group Today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000e.
Why Should I Hire A Lawyer?
When an auto accident occurs, the insurance company of the at-fault vehicle is often quickly involved in proceedings. In the event that you have suffered an injury as a result of the blowout, the insurance company may request that you sign documentation or provide a statement. It's important to remember that insurance companies are only interested in settling your claim for the lowest possible financial amount, as quickly as possible. Any information that you provide may be used against you in the future.
Hiring an injury lawyer can help to protect you from the pitfalls that can arise when dealing with insurance companies, as we can handle those calls and inquiries on your behalf.
As part of building a robust argument for your damages case, we may investigate various elements on the tire itself, including:
- Examining the tire for broken belts and/or cables in the tire tread
- Performing an x-ray on the tire to identify any issues that may not be immediately visible
- Look for indications of tire and wide wall separation
- Review where the tire material began to separate
- Identify is the inner lining of the tire was compromised
- Evaluate the valve stem assembly, in an effort to identify any potential defects or installation issues
If needed, we can also enlist the help of industry experts to add further validity to your claim.
Have some questions? Contact us today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Establishing liability is an important component in building a damages lawsuit. In most instances, there must be serious bodily injury or property damage for there to be recourse against tire manufacturers.
However, if it can be determined that negligence was a factor that contributed to the tire blowout, there may be an opportunity to file a lawsuit.
In the event that a specific brand/type of tire is being reported as having excessive tire failure by multiple drivers, there may also be an issue with the design of the tire or an issue during the manufacturing process that is causing that type of tire to be defective. If so, a claim may be built around a standard of liability that is known as "Strict Liability".
Strict Liability may apply against a manufacturer that produces these possibly-defective tires, where certain conditions must exist, including:
- A dangerous defect exited in the tire
- That defect resulted in the failure of the tire, which caused property damage and/or injury
- There were no significant changes to the tire when it was sold
If you believe your tire blowout was a result of a defective tire, we welcome you to call our legal team today and allow a lawyer from our firm to review the details of your claim. The initial consultation is free.
Phillips Law Group - Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
What Can Cause a Tire to Fail?
When tire blowouts occur, it can be difficult to determine the exact cause as often, the tire itself is ripped apart shortly after the incident takes place. However, some common causes for tire failure can include:
- Tread separation
- Tire age
- Bead fracture
- Sidewall failure
- Wear and tear
- Over inflation
- Overloaded vehicle
- Collision with another vehicle/obstacle
It's important to note that it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that their vehicle (including the tires on it), are in a roadworthy condition.
What Should I Do After A Tire Blowout?
After a tire blowout has occurred, the vehicle may suddenly pull in the direction of the blown tire. A blown front tire will be felt predominantly in the steering wheel, while a blown rear tire will be felt via the seats in the vehicle.
There are a number of things that drivers can do immediately following a tire blowout, including:
- Take a firm grip on the wheel
- After indicating your intention to change lanes, ensure that the path is clear and move the vehicle towards the side of the road, away from passing traffic
- Slowly apply the brakes, trying not to slam them
- Bring the vehicle to a full stop when off the roadway, and apply the parking brake
- Turn the vehicle off
- Turn on the hazard lights
- Take photos of the damaged tire and any damage on the vehicle
- If you are able, take out the spare tire and change the tire
- If you are unable to change the tire, call your insurance company and request roadside assistance
Ensuring your safety and the safety of any passengers in your vehicle is paramount following a tire blowout.
Contact A Mesa Defective Tire Lawyer Today
Having represented more than 155,000 consumer clients over the past 27 years, at Phillips Law Group we charge no upfront fees if we take on your case and your initial consultation is free.
Our founding partner Jeff Phillips is an award winning attorney that is a Leaders Forum Member of the American Association for Justice, a Top 25 member of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and also, a Top 10 member of the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association.
For help determining if you have a case, call our team of legal professionals today and speak to a lawyer at our firm.
Free Consultation - Ph: 1-800-706-3000.