Los Angeles Tire Defects Attorney
Every day, people get into serious car accidents in Los Angeles. Many accidents result from driver negligence, such as speeding or texting and driving. Other collisions, however, stem from automobile breakdowns and equipment failures. A tire blowout, for example, could prove deadly for the occupants of the vehicle. If you believe your recent crash occurred because of a defective tire, please contact the attorneys at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP for a free car accident consultation. You may have a product liability claim against the tire manufacturer if the tire contained a defect.
Why Choose Rose, Klein & Marias LLP?
- We have more than eight decades of combined legal experience.
- We commit to bettering the laws that apply to product liability claims.
- We have dozens of experienced lawyers and 10 law offices in Southern California.
- We have recovered more than $5 billion for all our clients.
- We take tire defect and blowout cases in LA on a contingency fee basis.
When to Contact a Lawyer
A product liability lawsuit for a defective tire after a serious car accident may involve complicated legal paperwork, strict deadlines and insurance companies that try to refute liability. Tire manufacturing companies generally have extensive resources to dedicate toward fighting your claim. Hiring a lawyer can level the playing field and strengthen the odds of obtaining damages for your losses.
Signs of Tire Defects
After you experience a tire blowout and related car accident, consider whether the tire may have been defective. While it often takes professional inspectors and investigators to determine the cause of a blowout, a few general signs may point to a product defect rather than regular wear and tear.
- Uneven tread wear
- Tires that went bald too quickly
- Excessively worn tread
- Misaligned wheels
- Cracks or cuts in the sidewalls
- Tire bulges or air pockets
- Excessive vehicle vibration
It is your duty as a vehicle owner to stay on top of tire and wheel maintenance. Check your tires regularly for proper air pressure and signs of wear. Negligent vehicle maintenance could lead to an issue such as a tire blowout while you are driving. If you know you maintained your tires regularly, however, and a blowout still occurred, the tire may have contained a dangerous product defect.
Was a Blowout the Manufacturer’s Fault?
A tire blowout does not automatically point to a tire manufacturer’s liability for your car accident. To settle a claim against a tire manufacturer, seller or distributor, you or your attorney will need to prove fault. You will only have an effective product liability lawsuit if your lawyer can demonstrate through a preponderance of evidence that the tire contained a defect and that this was the primary cause of your car accident.
- You were using the tire as the manufacturer intended.
- The tire was defectively designed, manufactured and/or installed.
- The tire defect was the proximate cause of your auto accident.
- You suffered real, compensable damages because of the tire defect.
These are the four main elements your lawyer will need to prove to secure you a compensatory award for your losses. Proof of a product defect may come in the form of photographs of the tire, interviews with auto mechanics, testimony from tire experts and input from crash reconstructionists. Our law firm has connections to professionals, investigators and other personnel to help you build a case against the manufacturer of a defective tire after a blowout accident in Los Angeles.
Contact Us Today
Rose, Klein & Marias LLP has attorneys who have dedicated their lives to helping injured people. If a tire blowout or another motor vehicle defect recently caused your car accident and injuries, we can assist you through the claims process in Los Angeles. A manufacturing company, seller or distributor may owe you compensation for many different losses, including medical bills and pain and suffering. Speak to an attorney for free today at (800) 362-7427.