Peoria Defective Tire Attorney
There are multiple reasons that car accidents happen, including serious collisions caused by unsafe or defectively manufactured vehicles, malfunctioning mechanical parts and defective tires. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident due to tire failure, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation.
The legal team at Phillips Law Group is available to review your potential claim free of charge to determine if a tire defect either caused or worsened your accident and resulting injuries. With almost 30 years of experience, our Peoria defective tire lawyers have the knowledge and resources required to obtain a successful outcome.
Our consultations are 100 percent free and come with no risk or obligation to move forward. We charge no upfront fees for our legal services. Payment is only due if we recover compensation for your damages.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to speak to a member of our legal team.
Do You Have A Peoria Defective Tire Case?
There are multiple factors an attorney will need to understand before determining whether you may have a viable case. At Phillips Law Group, we can not know if you may be eligible to pursue a claim against a tire manufacturer or seller until we review your claim and understand the specifics of your situation.
In a defective tire case, you – or your attorney - must also be able to prove that the tire was defective, the tire caused or contributed to the accident and your injuries, and you suffered damages. This means establishing the following elements:
Evidence Tire Was Defective
You and your lawyer must show there was a defect in the design, manufacturing or distribution of the tire. This is why it is important to preserve evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene, the defective tire, any visible injuries, vehicle and other property damage, skid marks, road debris and anything else that could be relevant to the crash. It could also be helpful to know the make and model of the tire involved to check and see if it is on a recall list.
Link Between Tire Defect and Your Injury
You and your lawyer must establish that the tire was defective and directly caused or made your accident and injuries worsen. This element is challenging to prove without additional help from accident investigators and reconstruction experts who can assess the tire, the accident scene and other factors to establish causation.
You Suffered Damages
You and your lawyer must also show that you suffered financial, physical and/or emotional damages related to your injuries. This could include:
- Past, future and current medical expenses
- Loss of income from missed time at work
- Property damage
- Physical pain and mental anguish you have experienced since the accident
Identifying the Parties Responsible
Determining liability for a defective tire is unique to each case. Tire defects caused by errors in the design or manufacturing process could mean that the tire manufacturer is responsible for your damages. Other negligent parties may include service centers, car dealers, repair shops or tire sellers if they knew or should have reasonably known that the tire was dangerous or defective.
The liable party’s insurance company will often try to minimize fault in an effort to pay out as little as possible. This is why you should consider working with an experienced Peoria defective tire attorney from our firm. We will protect your best interests and fight to ensure that you obtain fair compensation for your losses.
Schedule a free consultation today. No upfront fees. 1-800-706-3000.
Compensation for Injuries Due to Defective Tires
When you have been injured in an accident due to a defective tire, you will likely be dealing with costly hospital bills, missed wages and other out-of-pocket costs. The forms of compensation you may be eligible to seek, as well as the value of those damages, will vary according to your particular circumstances. Generally, some damages your attorney may be able to help secure for you include:
- Medical expenses for treatment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Mental trauma
- Physical pain
- Permanent injury or disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Should you have a case and our firm represents you, we are prepared to discuss the amount of compensation you may be owed. Going up against the insurance company can be difficult to handle on your own, which is why you need a lawyer with extensive knowledge of the tactics insurance companies use to try to devalue or deny a claim. Our legal team is prepared to protect the value of your defective tire accident case to help ensure you get maximum compensation for the damages you suffered.
Deadline for Filing a Claim in Arizona
When filing a defective tire claim, it is important that you do so within Arizona’s statute of limitations. The general deadline is two years to file a claim for damages. However, each case varies, and there could be exceptions that extend or shorten that filing deadline. Failure to file within the statute of limitations will likely result in the court dismissing the case.
Our attorneys can review the specifics of your claim to determine what deadline may apply in your situation. This is another reason we recommend that you reach out to a Peoria defective tire attorney at Phillips Law Group as soon as you can.
How Defective Tires Cause Accidents
Defective tires are often caused by issues that occur during the design or manufacturing process and can result in serious accidents. Some of the most common issues include:
Tires are made from rubber-coated steel belts. A defect in the design or manufacturing of a tire could cause the tire to separate. This can also happen when an older tire is being driven at high speeds. Tread separation can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and or even rollover in an accident.
A tire blowout can happen when there is too much air pressure or a rapid loss of air pressure. Design and manufacturing defects as well as tread separation can cause a tire to blowout due to a crack in the sidewall, uneven tread wear or other tire failures. Drivers can also lose control of their vehicles in a blowout and cause an accident.
Old or Used Tires
Rubber tires degrade over time, and even new tires can become defective after sitting in a warehouse for years. A tire retailer could be held accountable for selling you an old tire for your vehicle, used tires that have aged and are unsafe to use, or claiming the used tires are brand new.
When mismatched tires are used, it can affect the steering, braking and handling of a vehicle and cause an accident. A service center or repair shop could be held accountable for installing mismatched tires or failing to recognize or replace mismatched tires while servicing a vehicle.
When Manufacturers Recall Tires
When a manufacturer issues a tire recall, it may be voluntary or mandatory, and there are many different reasons this could happen.
Are often issued to try and avert legal action when a manufacturer becomes aware that certain tires may have a potentially dangerous issue.
May be issued following multiple reports of injuries and deaths caused by a defective vehicle part. Popular tire brands that have recalled tires over the years include, but are not limited to:
- BF Goodrich
Call a Peoria Defective Tire Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you believe that a defective tire may have caused your car accident and injuries, we encourage you to speak to a lawyer who has knowledge and experience in handling these cases. At Philips Law Group, we understand that you and your family may be facing financial hardships, and we are prepared to help you navigate these difficult times.
We can review your situation and discuss the legal options available to you during a free consultation. We are prepared to aggressively pursue maximum compensation for the damages you have endured. We provide our legal services with no upfront costs and only get paid if we successfully obtain a recovery for you.
Phillips Law Group. Legal help now. Free consultation: 1-800-706-3000