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Car Accidents and Defective Tires

By Matt Quick on September 17, 2018

Aftermath of an auto accidentAttorneys Matthew Quick and Elizabeth Quick have helped numerous clients throughout the greater Seattle, WA area. A number of their clients have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones in car accidents. Sometimes these accidents are caused by drunk drivers and negligent motorists, yet other times automakers are to blame.

This brings us to the matter of defective tires. When tires fail, even a skilled driver may lose control of their car. The team at Quick Law Group, PLLC wants to consider the causes of defective tires, examples of tire failure, and how we can help with auto part product liability and negligence litigation.

Causes of Defective Tires

There are a few common reasons why tires fail, including:

  • Problems with Design - A tire may simply not be designed safely, which can result in increased risk of tire failure.
  • Problems with Manufacturing - If the tires are not made properly or if contaminants wind up in tire materials, these flaws could spell disaster.
  • Problems with Storage - Tires must be stored in proper conditions to ensure their overall effectiveness.
  • Issues with Rotation and Placement - When getting new tires or having our current tires rotated, we count on mechanics and tire technicians to do the job properly. Errors on their part could result in improper tire placement that makes tire failure more likely.

Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts refer to the sudden immediate flattening of a tire. When tired become flat suddenly, it’s difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicle. Loss of control can make collisions much more likely and catastrophic injuries highly likely.

Tire Tread Separation

The tread on your tires can physically come loose if the tires are not made properly. Loss of tread can result in loss of vehicle control, making accidents more likely. In addition, the tread itself can be hurled at adjacent automobiles, leading to vehicle damage and injuries.

Issues with Inflation

Some tires may not remain inflated properly over long periods of time. Even if you check the tire pressure regularly, this can be a serious issue. If your tires lose air, this can make blowouts and handling issues more of an issue.

Poor Traction

Tires don’t need to go flat for problems to happen. Sometimes the issue is with the poor traction of the tires in general. When traction is poor on tires, skidding is more likely, which could increase your risk of an accident.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

When it comes to these tire defects, it’s important to hold the tire manufacturer, distributor, or retailer responsible for their negligence. Mechanics and tire technicians can also be held accountable for sloppy work that contributed to an accident. Of course, these entities often have legal representation in place, which makes filing a product liability or negligence lawsuit a potential challenge.

How a Product Liability Attorney Can Help

By having skilled product liability attorneys on your side, you will be ready to face any challenges posed in the litigation process. We will examine all of the evidence in your case and help hold the negligent party or parties accountable. Whether it’s a major corporation or a local business, they have a duty to look out for consumers. We want to make sure they are held accountable.

Learn More About Product Liability Lawsuits

For more information about your legal options following an auto accident, it’s important that you contact our team of injury accident lawyers. We at Quick Law Group, PLLC are here for you and your loved ones. To reach our Kirkland office by phone, you can call (425) 576-8150.

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