Types of Tire Defects
Tires are some of the most important safety features of a vehicle. The tread, pressure, and design of a car tire not only keeps the owner of the vehicle safe but also protects other drivers on the road. Tire defects are responsible for thousands of vehicle accidents each year. Rollover accidents are commonly caused by a tire defect that inhibits the driver’s ability to maneuver their vehicle. Accidents that involve faulty tires exploding or failing to perform can sometimes result in serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. These types of accidents can be prevented, so long as proper and reasonable care is taken by tire manufacturers.
Common Reasons For Tire Failure
There are a number of reasons that tires may malfunction while on or off the road. Oftentimes the manufacturer or distributor of the tires is at fault for poor construction of their product. The most common reasons that tires fail include the following:
- Tires are underinflated
- Tires are overinflated
- Vehicle is overloaded
- Manufacturer error
It is the responsibility of tire manufacturers to sell quality products in order to keep their customers and other drivers on the road safe. The production and selling of faulty products puts drivers at risk of serious injuries that could potentially be fatal.
Contact a Houston Tire Defect Attorney
If you believe that your car accident was caused by defective tires and the negligent manufacturer or distributor, contact the Auto Defects to discuss your options. You may be entitled to compensation for any financial or physical damage that defective tires cost you. Call today to discuss your legal situation.