Tire Defects

Tire defects are a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in the United States.  While retreads are often viewed as a large problem, many of the pieces of tire we see along our roadways come from tires which have not been retreaded.  Many “new” tires contain defects which are potential hazards to the driving public.  Drivers should inspect their tires frequently for developing problems.  Tire failure, particularly at high speeds can be life threatening the occupants of the vehicle with the defective tire and to other vehicles in close proximity.  In addition to tire defects, tires in poor condition can cause life threatening cosequences as well.  Large truck tires, because of their size, are very dangerous.  Many trucking companies chose to use retreaded tires with the result that large portions of the retreads become delamenated either striking another vehicle or causing the nearby vehicles to take evasive action to avoid colliding with the tire.  The National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) has a website designed for consumer to report tire defects, check for complaints about specific tires, check for recalls, and check ongoing investigations at www.safercar.gov.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE TIRE THE LAW OFFICES OF PATRICK E. KNIE CAN HELP.  CALL 1-866-665-4995 TOLL FREE OR EMAILING US AT pknie@knielaw.com  FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

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