The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 11,000 tire-related accidents occur every year, causing almost 200 deaths, annually. Our car accident lawyer in San Marcos, Zev Rubinstein, can help you if a defective tire, or someone else’s negligence, has resulted in your injury.
When traveling in your vehicle, everything rests on your tires. When a tire fails, stability and control is lost, and devastating accidents often follow. Many tire failures are caused by manufacturing or design defects. Some of the world’s largest tire manufacturers have recalled defective products over the past decade, including Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone and Firestone.
The following issues can result from defective or failed tires:
• Tire shredding
• Tire blowouts
• Sidewall failure
• Failed tire adhesion
• Tread separation
• Bead Wire failure
Of course, not all tire-related car accidents are the result of an improperly designed or manufactured tire. Often times, tires fail due to negligent maintenance. The NHTSA offers the following tips for ensuring the safety of your own tires:
• Check tire pressure at least once a month.
• Inspect tires for signs of wear, cracks, or foreign objects.
• Make sure tire valves have valve caps.
• Don’t overload your vehicle.
It’s important for all drivers to ensure the safety and proper maintenance of their vehicles. Car accident lawyer Zev Rubinstein is committed to helping his clients in San Marcos and Carlsbad get the justice and compensation they deserve after suffering because of someone’s negligence.
If you’ve been injured in a tire-related accident, contact the Rubinstein Law Group by calling (855) 365-9955, or by completing the form on this page to schedule your consultation. Mr. Rubinstein helps clients from San Marcos, Oceanside and Escondido.