Tire Defects

As tires are essential to safe driving, any tire that has a defect is very unsafe, as it has the potential to cause devastating accidents. Unfortunately, tire manufacturers, who have the responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for drivers, all too often release tires that are defective in some way. Unfortunately, when tire defects occur in 18-wheeler vehicles’ tires, the resulting accidents can be even more serious due to the sheer size and weight of these large trucks. Tragically, many innocent people are often involved in these 18-wheeler accidents that occur due to tire defects. However, when these accidents are the result of tire defects, victims could be due compensation for their losses and injuries.

Common Defects

Most tire defects arise from either design or manufacturing error. Regardless of the origin of the defect, however, any defect can be immensely dangerous. Some of the most common and dangerous tire defects include:

  • Tread separation
  • Bulges in tires
  • Tire blowout / explosion
  • Valve stem fault

Any of these tire defects can increase the likelihood of a car accident occurring. Not only may this injure the driver of the semi-truck, but it may also cause numerous other unsuspecting parties to be severely harmed as well. In such a situation, victims may be able to hold the manufacturer or other party responsible for the defect accountable for their negligence.

Contact Us

Large, 18-wheeler vehicles have the potential to cause severe car accidents and serious injuries to innocent drivers. Sadly, many people suffer from such accidents because of very preventable tire defects on the 18-wheeler vehicle. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of a tire defect on an 18-wheeler, our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you obtain financial compensation. Call 800-242-2874 to speak about your case in a free consultation and learn about your potential options for pursuing justice.