Tire Defect Attorney in Boise & Twin Falls Serving Throughout Idaho
With drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and just plain reckless behavior by other drivers, the road can be a dangerous place. You expect that at least your own car will help protect you from the dangerous elements on the road, but sometimes, the failure of components in your own vehicle can cause major injuries. When a defective tire causes that tire to blowout at highway speeds, your life could be put at risk. If you’ve been the victim of an accident caused by a tire defect, you may have a right to be paid money damages for your injuries.
Why do tires fail?
While even properly-constructed tires are susceptible to damage from hazardous roadway conditions, consumers have a right to expect that tires will not blow out or fall apart without cause. There are a number of reasons why tire manufacturers, designers, and retailers can be held responsible for injuries caused by tire defects, including:
- Tires which have decayed with age: If tires have been sitting too long in a warehouse before sale, their components can disintegrate. Adhesives may no longer hold the pieces in place, or internal elements could begin to crack and fail.
- Defectively-designed tires: Tire manufacturers such as Firestone have been forced to recall certain models of tire, due to their failure to adequately test the tire models on the road and ensure their safety. Whether or not the tire manufacturer was aware that the tire model was dangerous when it was sold, manufacturers are held liable for the cost of injuries caused by those tires under the legal theory of strict liability. Negligent tire bead or sidewall design, for example, can result in tread separation, blowouts, and loss of control of the vehicle.
- Tire manufacture defects: If companies failed to exhibit due care and attention when manufacturing tires, those tires could fail and cause your injuries. Failure to allow adhesive to properly cure, failure to use all new components, or use of defective air stems or other components could all result in liability for the tire manufacturer or the tire retailer.
Let our attorneys fight on your behalf for compensation
At Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby, our lawyers’ experience in both product liability and personal injury claims makes us an excellent choice for your Idaho tire defect lawsuit. We understand how to conduct the factual investigation necessary to determine the cause of your accident. At trial, we employ superior technical experts who can support your claims in court with a scientific explanation of the defect that caused your crash, and offer accident reconstruction models of the crash itself. We’ll dedicate ourselves to ensuring that you get the best possible result, and keep you involved and informed of the status of your case along the way.
If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a defective tire, let us help. Contact the skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable Idaho tire defect attorneys at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby for a free consultation on your case, at 208-734-2552 in Twin Falls, or in Boise at 208-336-2552.