Defective Tires and Dangerous Accidents

When a defective tire fails at highway speeds, the result can be catastrophic injury or wrongful death. At Gray Ritter Graham in St. Louis, our lawyers hold manufacturers and sellers responsible for manufacturing and marketing defective tires. In this way, we help those who suffered injury while, at the same time, serving as a catalyst for safe manufacturing practices.

Product Liability Lawyers

When a car crash is attributed to tread separation or when a truck accident was caused by ply separation, the tire manufacturer did something wrong. GRG attorneys have significant and successful experience with defective tire lawsuits.

  • Ply separation is a manufacturing defect that should be spotted in the required visual inspection during the manufacturing process. The problem is with laminating material that becomes contaminated.
  • Trucking companies often use recaps or retreads, but they are prohibited from placing them on the front axles of an 18-wheeler. Defective recaps can cause dangerous conditions.
  • When air gets into the cording on the innermost layers of a tire, the cording can oxidize and the tire can fail suddenly at high speeds.

Defective tires are a hazard on the highway. A fully loaded tractor-trailer traveling at highway speeds carries a lot of weight. When tires fail or blowout and the truck goes out of control, the trucker is in grave danger as are passengers in any nearby cars or trucks.

Tire failures cause accidents; our attorneys can help.

If a tire defect or an auto defect caused the accident or contributed to the injuries, we will pursue a claim against the manufacturer. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and throughout the region.

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