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Tire Defect Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Representing victims of tire tread separation and other blowouts

Over the last several years, millions of automobile tires from a number of different companies have been recalled due to severe defects in design or manufacturing. The recalls focused on a series of accidents that resulted from tire tread separation, leading to loss of vehicle control, severe injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one was injured, or if you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by a tire blowout — particularly if the tires were defective or made of inferior materials — a Phoenix, AZ tire defects lawyer at David R. Farney, PLC can help you seek rightful compensation for the resulting physical, emotional and property damages.

Types of tire blowouts

There are a number of causes of tire blowouts/failures, including the follow:

  • Blowouts due to manufacturing defects
  • Blowouts due to design defects
  • Tread separation (de-beading)
  • Tire shredding
  • De-treading Adhesion failures
  • Mismatched tires (where wheels and tires do not fit properly)
  • Split rim wheel explosions
  • Tire cuts or punctures
  • Underinflation Overinflation
  • Vehicle weight
  • Unbalanced/improperly loaded cargo (in trucks)

Tire tread separation is most often a result of inadequate inflation or heavy wear and tear; however, severely defective tires may show tread separation when new and properly inflated and even at low speeds. Particularly in such situations, victims have the right to initiate a products liability case with the help of a tire defects law firm in Phoenix, AZ, and are entitled to fair compensation.

Why do tire defects occur?

Sometimes tires are simply designed poorly. Design defects that could lead to tire failure include the following:

  • Lack of nylon cap ply, nylon overlay or nylon cap strip
  • Inadequate skim stock formula
  • Failure to use effective or sufficient antioxidants that prevent premature aging and cracking of tire rubber

In other instances, the defect occurs in the manufacturing process. These types of defects include the following:

  • Improper placement of steel belts during manufacturing
  • Insufficient coating of the steel wires with skim stock rubber
  • General contamination
  • Insufficient bonding, adhesion and/or vulcanization
  • Inner liner splices that allow air to escape
  • Dog ear splices
  • Use of solvents during assembly
  • Improper storage of tire components prior to assembly

There is no substitute for experience. David R. Farney understands the key elements of tire defects cases.

If you believe you or your loved one has been injured from a defective tire, it is imperative that you contact the law offices of David R. Farney as soon as possible in order to preserve the tire evidence and investigate the accident scene.

With more than 30 years helping injured people recover, David R. Farney knows how to obtain the compensation you deserve following your tire defect accident and injury. For more information and a free consultation, call the firm at 623-376-6177. You owe nothing unless we win your case.