Scottsdale Defective Tire Lawyer
When tires are defective, blowouts can occur, causing drivers to lose control and potentially crash into other vehicles or off the side of the road.
If you suffered an injury in a defective tire crash, our Scottsdale defective tire lawyers may be able to seek compensation on your behalf. Phillips Law Group has more than 27 years of experience recovering favorable compensation for accident victims. We obtained $1.16 million for a client injured in a tire blowout crash.
Learn whether you may have a claim by setting up your free legal consultation. Our attorneys charge no upfront fees and do not get paid unless our clients receive compensation.
Is There a Case?
One of the main questions that must be answered when trying to determine if there is a case is: did the tread belt separate from the tire because of a defective design or manufacture?
Generally, your attorney must consult an expert to test the tire and find out why it blew. Our attorneys have access to industry experts who can provide detailed information about the cause of your accident.
We recommend contacting us quickly so we can determine if you may have grounds for a compensation claim. If we find you may have a case, you decide if you want to move forward.
The initial consultation is always free.
What is My Case Worth?
You may be eligible for compensation for the costs of your medical treatment, damage to your vehicle, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially other damages.
However, there are many factors affecting the value of these damages, from the severity of your injuries, to the length of treatment, and the daily pain you experience.
This is why you should strongly consider talking to a Scottsdale defective tire lawyer from Phillips Law Group for a free consultation. We know how to determine the full value of a claim.
We are here to answer your legal questions.
Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer
Hiring a lawyer can help you protect your claim from insurance companies looking to devalue or deny it. Your lawyer can also handle the complex task of investigating the accident and gathering evidence to help build a robust case.
The investigation may include:
- Studying the tire to find broken belts or cables
- Trying to find indications of tire separation
- Determining if there were problems with the inner wall of the tire
- Reviewing the valve stem assembly
- Reviewing the area where the tire separated
Our attorneys also have access to industry experts to help us review evidence and build a strong case.
We can talk to the insurance company on your behalf and keep you informed throughout the process.
Call us today for answers to your questions. 1-800-706-3000
Who Is Liable for the Blowout?
The tire manufacturer could be held liable for your injuries, if you can prove negligence contributed to the blowout. The manufacturer could have been negligent in the design of the tire or when assembling it.
If there was a problem with the design of the tire, your attorney may be able to pursue a claim using the legal theory of strict liability. Your attorney would need to prove three things:
- The tire had a dangerous defect
- The defect caused the tire to fail, resulting in injury or property damage
- The tire was not altered when it was sold
You can discuss this issue with one of our Scottsdale defective tire lawyers in a free legal consultation.
What Is a Tire Blowout and Why Does it Happen?
A tire blowout occurs when a tire suddenly loses air at rapid speed. This can result in the tire ripping apart, making a vehicle much harder to control.
There are many reasons this could happen, including:
- Crash with another car
- Failure of the sidewall
- Fracture of the bead
- Tread separation
- Underinflation of the tire
- Over inflation of the tire
- Puncture in the tire
Drivers are responsible for maintaining their tires, including replacing old tires and keeping them at the proper inflation level. If the accident resulted from something the driver should have taken care of, he or she may not have a case.
You should inspect your tires before getting in your vehicle to make sure there are no signs of damage. You should also have your vehicle serviced regularly.
What to do if a Blowout Occurs?
A blowout can put you at increased risk for an accident. Your vehicle may become much more difficult to control, as it pulls toward the blown tire.
However, if it happens to you, there are a few best practices to help reduce your risk of an accident and safely get your vehicle out of the flow of traffic.
- Grip the wheel firmly to try to keep your car from pulling toward the blown tire
- Use your turn signal to alert other drivers that you are switching lanes
- Move toward the side of the road away from traffic
- Avoid slamming the brakes, apply them slowly
- Once you get to a full stop, use your parking brake
Once you come to a stop, turn off the car and flip on the hazard lights to alert other drivers that your vehicle is stopped.
If it is safe to do so, get out and take pictures of the tire and any damage you see on your vehicle. If you can, replace the tire with the spare. You can also request roadside assistance from your insurance company.
If you suffer any injuries, call emergency personnel so your injuries can be treated. Even minor injuries should be treated by a medical professional. While providing treatment, they may discover more serious injuries. You do not want injuries to worsen from lack of treatment. Quick treatment also helps to link your injuries to the accident.
Contact Our Scottsdale Defective Tire Attorneys Today
Did you experience a tire blowout while driving?
Phillips Law Group has represented more than 155,000 consumers and helped our clients obtain more than $750 million in compensation.
Phillips Law Group founder Jeffrey Phillips works with lawyers throughout the nation on defective product claims and is a Top 25 member of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association.
Our Scottsdale defective tire attorneys can review your claim and determine if you may have a case. The initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.
Contact our firm today at 1-800-706-3000