Des Moines Tire Defect Attorney
Tire Blowouts in Iowa
Tires are perhaps the most important part of any vehicle. They contribute to the overall performance, ride, and safety of all vehicles. Unfortunately, tires are also frequently overlooked and underappreciated and, as a result, numerous people suffer from tire-related accidents every day.
Tire blowouts can leave victims stranded in the middle of a road at best or cause tragic car accidents with serious injuries at worst. When these tire accidents are caused by a manufacturing company’s failure to produce safe and functional goods, they must be held liable for their actions.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we believe that when consumers take all precautions necessary to purchase a safe and effective product, but are instead rewarded with a defective automotive product, they deserve to receive compensation for the damages they may have incurred.
Most Common Manufacturing Defects in Tires
Tire blowouts can occur naturally for many reasons, such as underinflation, overloading, and potholes. However, while tires can blow out for numerous reasons, a significant percentage of tire blowouts are the result of manufacturing negligence to some degree.
Manufacturers are responsible for creating and releasing the safest product possible by taking any precautions necessary to limit defective products. When they fail to do so, tire blowouts will occur, and serious injuries will result.
Some of the most common manufacturing defects in tires include:
- Mislabeling tire specifications
- Improper use of materials
- Inadequate safety testing before product release
- Lack of manufacturing oversight
In the event of a tire blowout, much of the primary evidence for the case may be destroyed in the blowout. As a result, it is imperative to have effective legal representation defend your case and your rights.
Recalled Automobile Tires
Often, manufacturers will recall tires that have revealed safety issues. Unfortunately, these recalls often come too late; only after innocent people suffer severe injuries or die do manufacturers issue recalls. As a consumer, it is important that you remain aware of current automobile tire recalls. If your vehicle’s tires have been recalled, have them replaced immediately. Do not put this off, as the consequences of ignoring the problem can be extremely serious.
You can look up a database of recalled automobile tires in the United States on the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association’s website: recallinfo.ustires.org/. You will need to know your tire’s tire identification number, or TIN, which can be located on the tire itself following the letters “DOT.”
According to Consumer Affairs, a non-governmental agency that provides information on recalled products in the U.S., the following tires have been recently recalled:
- Firestone Destination LE3 255/60R19 tires
- Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus P255/60R19 tires
- Continental Tires’ Continental and General brand tires
- Cooper Tires’ CS5 Grand Touring and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring Tires
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We strongly recommend that you stay abreast of recent tire recalls to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of others on the road.
If you or someone you love has already been injured due to a tire blowout, tire shredding, or another problem caused by a tire defect, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Our Des Moines defective auto tire attorneys are ready to investigate your claim and determine if and how the manufacturer’s negligence or breach of contract led to your injuries and damages. With over a century of combined experience, we have what it takes to effectively and aggressively advocate for you and your family.
Request Your Free Initial Consultation Today
If you were the victim of a tire blowout accident caused by manufacturing negligence, know that you may be able to receive compensation for your damages. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our attorneys have been helping Des Moines families recover compensation from negligent manufacturers since 1988. Our longstanding and proven experience in personal injury law gives us an edge when it comes to negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf. And, in the event a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.
We offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe anything unless we recover compensation for you. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can assist you in Spanish if necessary.