Failure to properly install tires can result in serious accidents. The Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that upwards of 8,000 serious car accidents are the result of tire failures. Some of these tire failures include improper repairs, blow-outs, and tread and belt separation.
Countless tire manufacturers have issued large recalls due to certain defects. These types of defects can result in serious injuries to motorists, thus leaving those injured with costly medical bills. Fighting manufacturers in court for damages can be complicated and requires the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, James B. Coulter represents clients in product defect cases throughout Brevard County including the cities of Rockledge, Indialantic, Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.
With offices in Satellite Beach, FL, James Coulter also represents clients in the counties surrounding Brevard County including Volusia County, Indian River County, Osceola County, and Orange County, Florida.
Large manufacturers have unlimited resources and often deny defective tire claims. You need someone in your corner to combat these companies. Call (321) 586-9944 today to set up a free consultation.
Defective tires can come in all shapes and sizes, but they usually result in tire failures such as blowouts or tread separation. There are many reasons for a tire blowout, such as:
The consequences of these blowouts can be life threatening to a driver and his or her passengers. If a vehicle is traveling at high speeds, or if a vehicle is top-heavy like an SUV, a tire blowout can result in a rollover accident, collisions or a fatality. Tire defects are increasingly common in this country.
In the last ten years, some of the largest tire companies in the country have recalled millions of tires. Unfortunately, many of these recalls only took place after a number of car accidents have already occurred - leading to a large number of preventable car accident injuries and deaths.
Being able to provide testimony from industry experts is crucial to any defective product claim. These experts are difficult to find, which is why hiring someone experienced in this field is crucial. If you are going to be fighting tire manufacturer's for their responsibility in your car accident, you are going to need knowledgeable and experienced lawyers on your side. Insurance companies often have a team of attorneys on their side to prevent having to pay out.
Manufacturers aren't perfect and sometimes overlook certain things and cut corners to stay within their budgets. These financial cuts can make the difference in your road safety. Tire defects cause problems for the driver and any other driver or pedestrian in close proximity. James B. Coulter is familiar handling these defective tire cases and knows what to look in determining what caused the crash.
Florida Statutes on Product Liability - Search the website of the Florida Legislature to find statutes on product liability and negligence. The Florida’s Senate’s website also explains the state’s policy of contributory fault as it applies to negligence claims. Also, find definitions for terms included in this statute as well as available damages for injured parties in these types of accidents.
Safety Problems Associated With Tires- Visit the NHTSA site for information on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its vehicle recalls. This site also provides information on other issues plaguing Florida such as child heatstroke deaths in motor vehicles, car seat installation, improper tire maintenance, and other issues.
Proving a tire caused your accident if you don't have the experience or knowledge is very difficult. The first thing you want to do is contact a personal injury attorney who has had the experience and knows how to prove your case. At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter James B. Coulter has been helping clients who have been a victim of tire failures in Brevard County and the cities of Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.
He also represents clients in the adjacent counties of Volusia County, Indian River County, Osceola County, and Orange County, Florida. James Coulter helps his clients prove their case and get the compensation they deserve to recover from their personal injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a Florida car accident that you believe stemmed from a defective tire, call (321) 586-9944 today for a free consultation.
This article was last updated on Friday, October 13, 2016.