Philadelphia Tire Malfunction Attorney
Having a tire blowout or having the tread of a tire fly off while you are driving, is a terrifying event. When you get behind the wheel you are at the helm of on average a 3,000 ton vehicle, therefore if anything should occur that jeopardizes one’s ability to drive safely it can be frightening to not only the driver but to other motorists on the road who must react to the sudden driving hazard. When tires malfunction hundreds of people are killed, and thousands are injured. If you or a loved one are a victim in a car accident, call a Philadelphia tire malfunction lawyer to discuss possible reasons that caused the motor accident. A specialized attorney will be able to get their clients the compensation they deserve for tire malfunctions.
According to the April 2012 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, an estimated 78,392 annual crashes were a result of a tire blowout, flat tire, or insufficient air pressure in tires prior to use. The NHTSA study found that, tread depth, extreme fluctuations in weather conditions, and low tire air pressure, have a direct result in a tire’s ability to perform without malfunctioning. Sometimes the design or manufacturing of the tires are the direct result of the tire malfunction. Tire companies often recall tires due to poor construction, or faulty design. In December 2013 Michelin recalled 1.2 million tires in North America because of the increased likelihood of tread separation. Tread separation is extremely dangerous and often fatal when it occurs on highways or expressways as the tread separation occurs as the vehicle is traveling at increased speeds. SUVs and larger trucks have an increased likelihood of severe injury when a tire malfunctions because their designs makes their center of gravity more prone to rollover accidents. If you or a loved one have been severely injured as a result of tire malfunction from another driver in Philadelphia, or as a result of a tire defect from a recently recalled tire, the law firm of Rosenbaum and Associates may be able to assist you receive just compensation for your pain and injury, medical expenses due to the car accident, and lost wages.
According to a 2003 NHTSA report 414 fatalities, and an additional 10,275 non-fatal injuries accorded annually as a result of tire malfunctions. Because of the dangers of tire malfunction and tread separation the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards now requires newer cars to come equipped with the safety standard of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), FMVSS No. 138, as well as updated safety requirements for passenger vehicles. These new regulations went into effect on September 1, 2007. Despite traffic laws, and safety regulations car accidents occur every day some with light-altering injury. The Philadelphia based law firm understands how drastically and quickly your life can change after a car accident. With over 25 years of defective products liability experience and personal injury litigation, do not hesitate to protect your legal rights.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, or tire defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages associates with the crash. To determine whether you have grounds for a case, please contact The Philadelphia Law Firm Rosenbaum & Associates online or call 1 800 7 LEGAL 7 for a Free Case Evaluation.