Tire defects have been the subject of numerous product liability lawsuits. Many recall the recent tire recall by Firestone when it was determined the Ford Bronco was equipped with defective Firestone tires that resulted in failure. Thankfully, through the hard work and persistence of trial lawyers, these defective tires were exposed and Firestone was forced to recall these tires.
Still today, even after the Firestone tire recall, there are thousands of defective tires on the road. Many people are still purchasing Ford Explorers equipped with these tires. Moreover, there are other tires on the road that are defective.
Local St. Louis injury lawyer, Ryan Bradley, has handled cases involving defective car tires. Defective tires have claimed many lives and have seriously injured many people in Missouri and throughout the United States.
Many times, tires are defective when they are “re-treaded.” Re-treading is a process by which the original core tire and belts are reused and new tread is laid over and on top of the old tire, essentially making a new tire. This process is commonly used in commercial trucking. While this process can be safe, sometimes the re-treading process is done incorrectly, which can cause the tire to explode and tear apart. When this happens, vehicles lose their steering capacity and this often results in a car wreck.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash where a tire exploded, call the Missouri product liability attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley to discuss your product liability lawsuit. We have extensive experience in handling Missouri injury lawsuits and will effectively and aggressively represent you and your family.