Tire tread separation occurs when the belts on the tire tear. Some common causes of tire tread separation include:
- Manufacturer and tire design defects
- Over-inflation/under-inflation of the tire
- Excessive wear and tear
- Damage to the tire
- Improper repair of a flat tire
- Unsafe and substandard tires
What Happens When the Tire Tread Separates?
When a tire’s treading separates from the casing of the tire, a dangerous situation can occur. The driver could lose complete control of the vehicle. A loss of control at high speeds or on busy roads can end put you in jeopardy of a serious accident.
Who is Responsible for a Tire Tread Separation Accident?
It is not always easy to establish fault when a tire tread separation accident occurs. Once the tire blows out, it can be difficult to identify the cause. The most common places to look to determine where the fault may lie include the:
- Tire shop
- Repair technician
More than one party might also be at fault. For example, if a flat tire was improperly repaired and the driver was aware of this but did nothing to correct the situation, both parties could be at fault.
Under Florida’s strict liability laws, the state expects all manufacturers to claim responsibility for their products. If we determine that a product’s defect is to blame, we will work to collect the compensation that you deserve.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Tire Tread Separation Case?
There is no set amount of compensation you can receive for a tire tread separation case. The court will consider all costs. This is important for you to know because of the potential for a severe accident. By us being able to consider both economic and noneconomic costs when calculating compensation, we work to get you the compensation you deserve.
We will assist you in calculating all damages associated with the accident. This will help us evaluate any settlement offers, while also determining the financial implications of the negligent mistake.
How Long Do I Have to File a Tire Tread Separation Case?
The exact time limit for filing a tire tread separation case will depend on who is responsible. If the manufacturer is at fault, we must file within four years from the date of the accident.
It is important to discuss your situation with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you are still eligible to collect compensation.
How We Can Assist with Your Tire Tread Separation Case
We will work to investigate the case to determine who is responsible for the tire tread separation. In addition, we will seek to collect the necessary evidence to demonstrate that another party was primarily to blame. Even if you were partially to blame, we can still assist you under Florida’s comparative negligence law. This law allows a driver with partial blame the opportunity to collect compensation from the party primarily at fault.
Identifying fault may seem like a challenging process to you. We will work to identify fault by collecting important documents, including:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Expert witness statements
- Photographs and video evidence
- Researching similar tire cases
We may also request information on the manufacturing process if we believe that there was a mistake.
Once we identify that another party is to blame for your tire tread separation accident, we will work to recover the following costs:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Insurance deductibles
- Lost wages
- Temporary transportation costs
- Wrongful death
Identify and Report Tire Recalls
If a poor tire design is to blame for your tire tread accident, it is important that we notify the appropriate parties. By reporting the tire incident to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we may be able to prompt NHTSA to open an investigation into the manufacturing process of the tire. It can also prevent additional drivers from suffering the same tread separation accident.
Call Today for a Free Consultation — 855-529-0269
You rely on your car’s tires to safely get you where you need to go. You never expect them to separate from the casing, causing a potentially severe car accident. When a faulty tire leads to expensive medical bills and the inability to work, it is only right that the responsible party covers these costs.
The tire injury lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are ready to begin the investigation into your tire tread separation case. Call us today at 855-529-0269.