Cause of many Accidents – Tire Defects

Tire Defect

The risks of car accidents are well-known. But what happens when those accidents are caused by tire defects? Read on for more information on the dangers and mechanics of tire defects, including information on how consumers can fight back.more information here @ https://truckaccidentattorneysa.com/

The term “tire defect” is a blanket term that refers to situations in which a tire that has been defectively designed and/or defectively manufactured tire experiences a failure or tire blowout. Tire defects can lead to a loss of tread and the top belt on the tire, which can contribute to a deadly rollover accident. It is extremely hard to control a vehicle when there is a tread separation. As the tread and top belt begins to separate, a deadly chain of events is set into motion, including a loss of vehicle control, and a rollover or collision.Accident attorneys

It is worth noting that tire failures are often referred to by police and others as a “blowout.” While a tire blowout and sudden loss of air pressure can occur and cause loss of vehicle control, there are many instances where a tread-belt separation or other type of tire failure does not result in the loss of air pressure. Regardless of how the tire failed or whether there was a sudden loss of air pressure, our attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and experience to investigate your accident and provide the best representation available.

“Tire defects can lead to a loss of tread and the top belt on the tire, which can contribute to a deadly rollover accident.”

Why do tire defects occur? Some are due to poor designs by the tire manufacturers; other defects are caused by a defective and negligent manufacturing process itself. There are a variety of different types of design defects that can cause tire failures, including lack of a nylon cap ply, nylon overlay, or nylon cap strip; inadequate skim stock formula; and failure to utilize effective or sufficient anti-oxidants that prevent the premature aging and cracking of tire rubber. Defectively and negligently manufactured tires can also cause tire failures. Common manufacturing problems include improper placement of the steel belts during the manufacturing process; insufficient coating of the steel wires with skim stock rubber; the presence of contamination; insufficient bonding, adhesion, and vulcanization; inner liner splices that allow for air to escape; dog ear splices; use of solvents during the tire assembly process; and improper storage of tire components prior to the assembly process. Whether the tire failure is due to a design or manufacturing defect, the consequences can be sudden, unexpected, and deadly.

Once these tires are sold and placed on vehicles, serious risk can result. Normal driving conditions – even driving over substances like dirt or grass – can spark a blowout that endangers life and limb. And the consequences can be fatal: rollover accidents or accidents that involve loss of control of the vehicle are extremely risky to a car’s driver and passengers and can even affect other vehicles on the road.

What recourse do consumers who have purchased defective tires have? Luckily, manufacturers who sell products with tire defects can be taken to task in civil court. A product liability lawsuit filed by a competent and aggressive attorney can produce compensation for the victim’s injuries and associated costs.

If you’re looking for a tire defect attorney, choose carefully. Reputation, results, and resources are the three “Rs” you should seek. At our Law Firm, we have all three. Our track record is second to none, and our office has what it takes to investigate and litigate complex tire defect cases…even against the biggest manufacturers.

Have you been injured in a tire defect accident? We can help. Call today for a free case consultation and more information.

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Minnesota Atv Accident Attorneys & Lawyers

Riding an ATV has become a popular pastime in Minnesota, in particular because of the number of ATV trails available in the northern part of our state. While ATVs are fun to ride and useful for working or hunting, too often injuries result from an accident involving an ATV. The vast majority of ATV accidents result in a serious injury to the head or spinal cord, including traumatic brain injury or paralysis.

ATV DEATHS
Most all terrain vehicle deaths result from the vehicle overturning or hitting something. Since the introduction of ATVs, more than 6,000 people have lost their lives in accidents involving all terrain vehicles. It is expected that close to a thousand people across the country will die this year on an ATV, with tens of thousands more injured. As these machines get bigger and faster, the injuries sustained by riders and passengers get more severe.

POOR DESIGN RESULTING IN ATV ACCIDENTS
The vast majority of ATV accidents are a direct result of poor design on the part of the manufacturer. A prime example involves the introduction of the three-wheeler in the early 1980’s. Despite knowledge of the risks associated with these machines, manufactures continued to produce and sell millions of them. Even though none have been produced since 1987, many are still in use today. More recently, the Yamaha Rhino has come under scrutiny for its propensity to rollover and poor safety design.

DAMAGES RECOVERABLE IN AN ATV ACCIDENT
Minnesota law does not require ATV operators to carry insurance, however many do. If you are involved in an accident with another ATV driver and that individual has an insurance policy, you may be able to recover money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering from his or her insurance carrier – if they were at fault for the collision. In ATV defect cases, the source of financial recovery is from the ATV manufacturer, such as Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat or Kawasaki. Again, wage loss, medical expenses and damages for pain, suffering and disfigurement may be recovered. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.

TRIAL ATTORNEYS WHO WILL PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
In every ATV accident case, proving both fault and injury can be difficult. Our attorneys are avid ATV riders and represent clients who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as the result of an ATV accident. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, and their families, and have obtained many favorable settlements. ATV accident cases are accepted on a contingency basis. Consequently, you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.