The Pirelli tire company manufactures tires for various types of vehicles, and is a leading tire manufacturer in the United States. But the tire manufacturer has issued recalls for numerous defective tires. Defective tires can create serious risks for motorists and can cause serious accidents.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a defective tire, whether or not it was subject to a Pirelli tire recall, speak with a defective tire attorney. A lawyer can walk you through product liability law and can help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries.
A History of Pirelli Tire Recalls
According to SaferCar.gov, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pirelli tires have been the focal point of several different tire recalls. The following provides a brief explanation of each of the Pirelli tire recalls on the SaferCar.gov website.
- April 18, 1974: Pirelli recalls the brand’s Pirelli 100022 tires, as they were sold as seconds in Italy but not intended for use within the United States due to potential safety defects.
- June 12, 2001: The Pirelli Desert Dog tires were recalled in 2001 because of a “variability in component adhesion during production” that could lead to “chunking” and tread separation.
- June 12, 2001: Also in June of 2001, Pirelli recalled the Pirelli LT24575R16 tires for the same reason as the Desert Dog tire recall—potential chunking and tread separation.
- April 3, 2008: Pirelli recalls its Pirelli Load Range E tires because of tread chunking, tread chunkout, partial tread separation, and belt/edge separation.
- September 2, 2009: Pirelli recalls Pzero Corsa tires for tread separation and partial belt/edge separation that can occur at high speeds.
If you’ve been in an accident that involved tire subject to a Pirelli tire recall, or even if the tire defect was not subject to a recall, you may be eligible to recover damages.
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Who’s liable for injuries due to defective Pirelli tires?
In Florida, product liability law states that the manufacturer of a product must manufacture that product in a way that is safe and without hazards for the consumer. Furthermore, if the manufacturer of said product fails to create a product that’s safe, and if the consumer suffered damages as a result, then the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries or damages sustained as a result of the defective product.
If you were driving in a vehicle—or hit by a vehicle—using defective tires – including those subject to the Pirelli tire recalls listed above – you may be protected under product liability law.
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Seek the Advice of a Defective Tire Lawyer Today
If you’re considering pursuing a product liability claim for your defective Pirelli tire, seek the legal advice of an attorney familiar with product liability law, specifically as it pertains to tire defects that cause accident.
An attorney can provide you with more information about product liability law, how it applies to your case, and can guide you through the process of filing your claim. Your lawyer can also help you build a case for damages, which may include medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
At Chalik & Chalik, we know how traumatizing a car accident can be, and that’s why we want to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. For answers to your questions, an explanation about defective product law, tire manufacturer responsibilities and to review the types of damages you may be eligible to recover, call us now at 855-529-0269 to schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney.
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