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Los Angeles Tire Defect Lawyer
With thousands of miles racked up on Los Angeles area roads and freeways daily, drivers are familiar with the sight of pieces of tires scattered on the pavement - leftovers from tire blowouts. Tire defect/blowout accidents are very common and can be extremely serious or deadly. A blowout occurs whenever a tire filled with compressed air deflates rapidly. Personal injury attorneys at Mann & Elias Law Firm can help in the event of a tire blow out.
What Causes Tire Blowouts?
Rapid deflation of a tire can be caused by many things, but the most common reasons are:
Aging of the tire
Tire manufacturing defects, especially in steel-belted radials
If a driver experiences a tire failure or blowout while driving at high speeds on Los Angeles area highways, they may overreact and lose control of their vehicle. Blowouts and loss of control can easily result in a serious accident, including deadly rollovers.
What Causes Tire Failure?
Tire failure can originate with manufacturing processes. Especially with radial style tires, tread separation can be caused by poor construction or contamination of construction elements. If a tire facility is dirty, contaminants can get into the glue or between layers of a tire. Later on, these contaminants can lead to tread layer separation, a sideways slide of the vehicle and possibly a rollover accident. Several recent recalls have been enforced due to tire failure and defects, notably in connection with the huge Firestone and Bridgestone lawsuits.
What Preventive Measures are Recommended?
Prevention should begin at the tire manufacturer, but drivers also have a responsibility to maintain and continually inspect their vehicle and its equipment. Regular inspection of tire wear, proper inflation, balancing and rotation can go a long way towards extending tire life and driving safety.
When to Call Mann & Elias Attorneys
A consumer has the expectation of good performance and quality products when they purchase tires. If there has been negligence or faulty construction, contamination, or poor quality control at the tire factory, a person who has been injured in a tire defect/blowout accident may obtain compensation for injuries and other damages. Mann & Elias tire defect/blowout accident attorneys can help in such cases. Time is limited for making claims under product defect laws; call Mann & Elias personal injury lawyers immediately if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a vehicle accident that involves possible tire defect liability.
Tire defects/blowout accidents can result in wrongful death, serious personal injury and property damage. Mann & Elias attorneys will defend your consumer rights when an accident occurs due to product failure. Call the Mann & Elias Law Firm today, at 323-857-9500, for an appointment to review your case.
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