Most people spend a large amount of time on the road and rely on their vehicles to get them from place to place without incident. If the dependability of the automobile is compromised due to the poor construction of a car part, the subsequent accidents can be catastrophic. Tires are especially important in terms of car safety. If there is a defect in tire design or manufacturing, the driver, passengers, and other vehicles nearby are placed at unnecessary risk of accident and injury.
Causes of Tire Defects
There are many steps between the initial design of a tire and the installation of the tires on your vehicle. If even one of these steps is overlooked or is completed in a negligent manner, the reliability of the tires can be compromised. Some of the errors that may lead to a tire defect include:
- Flawed design
- Manufacturing error
- Incorrect installation
- Mistake during repair
These examples of carelessness can lead to blow outs, tread separation, explosions, and vehicle rollovers. Monitoring your tire pressure, having your tires rotated on a regular basis, and avoiding dangerous terrain can help prevent your tires from wearing out prematurely. Unfortunately, in cases of tire defects, motorists are in danger of serious physical injury or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of an accident resulting from a tire defect, the legal professionals of Morris James Personal Injury Group may be able to help you seek compensation for your losses. Call our Delaware injury attorneys at 302-655-2599 for more information.