Prescott Defective Tire Attorney
When you purchase a tire, you expect that it is in good condition and safe to use on the road. However when a defective tire is sold to you, you may experience a tire blowout, which can cause you to lose control of your car and result in injury or property damage.
If you were involved in an accident you think was caused by a defective tire, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for any damages suffered. At Phillips Law Group, we have experience handling these kinds of cases. For the past 27 years, we have helped over 155,000 clients recover favorable compensation for accidents they have experienced.
Discuss your situation with a Prescott defective tire attorney from our firm. We offer 100 percent free consultations and do not charge upfront fees for our legal services because we work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we help secure compensation for you.
Am I Eligible to Pursue Legal Compensation?
It is important to seek legal guidance from an attorney to understand if you have a viable case and are eligible to seek compensation. We need to closely evaluate your situation and possibly consult with tire industry experts to understand what exactly caused the accident.
One of two legal theories in a product liability action may apply to your potential case:
This legal theory helps hold product manufacturers, designers and seller liable for damages as a result of a defective product if certain criteria is met. While negligence does not have to be proven, we are prepared to help you establish the following:
- The tire had an unreasonably dangerous defect that harmed you
- The tire was used in the way it was intended when you were harmed
- The tire was not substantially changed from its original condition after purchase
- The claim is being made against the party whose business it is to sell tires regularly
Under this legal theory, the accident and your injuries had to have been caused by another person’s negligence. His or her actions are not deemed negligent until four elements can be proven. These elements include:
- Duty of care – This element establishes that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care to act reasonably. Generally, each individual has a legal obligation to behave in a manner that would prevent harm to others. For example, a tire manufacturer has a legal duty to construct a safe product.
- Breach of duty of care – We must then establish that the responsible party failed to uphold his or her legal duty by acting or failing to act in a way that a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation.
- Causation – This elements establishes that there is a direct link between your injury and the negligent party’s breach of duty of care. For example, if the company had not sold an old and defective tire, you would not have been harmed in an accident.
- Damages – In the last element, we must show that you suffered damages due to your injury. Generally, this may be out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills.
Questions? Contact us to discuss your legal options. 1-800-706-3000.
What is the Value of My Defective Tire Case?
It is difficult to determine the damages you are eligible to pursue and their value without knowing the details of your situation. This is why we encourage you to speak to a lawyer from our firm to discuss the types of compensation that may be available to you.
Depending on certain factors, including the extent and severity of your injuries, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the financial losses you experienced from the accident. Typically, these losses can be justified with receipts and documents. These may include:
- Past and ongoing medical bills
- Doctor’s visits
- Cost of surgery
- Prescription medication
- Medical equipment
- CAT scans, MRI’s and other imaging tests
- Physical therapy
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Vehicle repairs
Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify because they do not have a dollar value. These damages are reflective of the emotional trauma you experienced from the accident and may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Metal anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have case, our dedicated Prescott defective tire attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation to aid in your recovery. We have decades of combined legal experienced helping injury victims obtain maximum compensation for the damages they have suffered.
What Are the Benefits of Working With an Attorney?
Having a Prescott defective tire attorney on your side during the legal process is highly beneficial. He or she will be well-versed in the state’s product liability laws and be able to handle all aspects of your potential case from start to finish.
At Phillips Law Group, we have the knowledge and experience needed to tackle these kinds of cases. If we represent you, our legal team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. This may include handling the following:
- Thoroughly investigating the accident
- Determining the party or party’s liable for your injury
- Collecting evidence to support strict liability or negligence
- Hiring experts to determine the cause of your accident
- Determining an accurate value of your damages
- Negotiating and communicating with insurance companies
It is also important to mention that we are affordable. In fact, we do not charge legal fees or any form of upfront payment. There is nothing to lose when you reach out to us for a free consultation.
Phillips Law Group – Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Is There a Deadline to Take Legal Action?
If you have suffered an injury caused by a defective tire and want to seek legal action, it is important that you act quickly so you do not have your potential case thrown out of court.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations mandates that defective tire cases must generally be filed within two years following the date that the injury occurred. This time limit could be shortened or extended in certain circumstances, such as under the state’s discovery rule.
Contact a Prescott Defective Tire Lawyer From Our Firm Today
The Prescott defective tire lawyers at Phillips Law Group are prepared to fight for your best interests. For over 27 years, we have been providing legal guidance to Arizona residents, including those harmed by dangerous and defective products.
Learn more about your options during a risk-free, no-obligation legal consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone or online. You only pay us if you win.
Give us a call today at 1-800-706-3000 to get started.