Defective Tires

Each year, defective tires are responsible for injuries and deaths caused by some traffic accidents. Common types of tire failures include blowouts and tread separation, which can lead to drivers losing control of their vehicles and crashing. Of course, tires sometimes fail even if they are not defective—for example when they are punctured by objects on the road. In most traffic accidents related to tire failure, experts are enlisted to determine whether the tires involved were defective.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that all motorists check their tire pressure at least once a month. According to the NHTSA, other things that we can all do to promote tire safety include

  • checking tires for uneven wear patterns
  • checking for and removing any foreign objects stuck in the tire treads
  • keeping tire valves covered with valve caps
  • finding out the maximum recommended load for a vehicle, and loading the vehicle accordingly.

However, if a tire is defective, there is not much that people can do to prevent an accident caused by that product. In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for their injuries from the defective tire’s manufacturer, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. If you were injured in a Florida traffic accident and you suspect that a defective tire was involved in your crash, you should contact an experienced Florida product liability attorney as soon as possible.

Based in Miami Beach, the Esquenazi Law firm has amassed a proven track record in legal battles waged against all major tire manufacturers--including Firestone, Goodyear and Michelin. Since 1996, attorney Bryant Esquenazi has focused exclusively on representing plaintiffs who were injured in a variety of circumstances, including traffic accidents caused by defective tires. Esquenazi Law also represents families who are pursuing “wrongful death” claims after the death of a loved one.

If you are considering pursuing compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of ability to earn a living, and other types of harm that you may have suffered, our professional team of knowledgeable attorneys, outstanding experts, and dedicated staff is ready to help. Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.

For information about recent product recalls, including tire recalls, please go to www.recalls.gov.

To schedule a free consultation about a potential defective tire claim, please call (305) 532-1900, email info@esquenazilaw.com, or fill out and submit our “Contact Us” form.