Injured Due to a Recalled Bridgestone Tire? Talk to an Attorney.

Bridgestone Tires and the Bridgestone Corporation, which produces Firestone tires, have a history littered with the litigation relating to defective product lawsuits. Over the years since, they have also issued recalls and been sued for products causing accidents and fatalities. The company has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to victims over the last decade.

Tires are a product that must be ethically and legally designed and manufactured for sales and distribution in the marketplace. All products must be in compliance with federal safety standards. Should a tire made by Bridgestone be defective and cause a collision or solo accident, severe injuries or death may occur.

Bridgestone tire recalls and lawsuits

  • 2003: Bridgestone and Firestone recalled 6.5 million tires due to multiple car crashes resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. They paid out $26 million in a class-action lawsuit. Firestone became a subsidiary of Japanese Bridgestone in 1988.
  • 2008: Bridgestone was embroiled in a class-action lawsuit alleging they sold defective tires with a tendency for early wear
  • 2009: recall of motorcycle tires made for the Triumph Rocket III Touring motorcycles. A defective inner lining caused a slow air leak

As far back as 2000, Bridgestone tires have been implicated in rollover deaths as a result of tires blowing out while vehicles were traveling at high speeds. Countless deaths have been linked to Bridgestone tire tread separations mounted on Ford and other vehicles. Many lawsuits have been filed in relation to not only the Ford Explorer, but the tread separation issues relating to Bridgestone’s steel belted radials.

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Defective tires may lead to lawsuit

Defective product lawsuits are typically based on some form of negligence or strict liability, and the types of damages are usually compensatory. Punitive damages are rarely available in such cases as the defendant usually was not acting with purposeful intent. However, each case is different and the circumstances dictate how the case is filed and litigated.

If defective tires led to an accident that resulted in a fatality, surviving members of the deceased’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In defective tire cases the plaintiff’s attorney must prove manufacturer liability to enable an injured party to seek compensation in an injury claim or lawsuit. Compensation may include, but not be limited to:

In order to pursue a defective product case, the injury attorneys at Chalik & Chalik work tirelessly in partnership with you to thoroughly investigate your case and obtain compensation. We are up-to-date on the latest consumer safety news relating to tires and tire manufacturers.

Have you used Bridgestone products? Were you injured in a car accident caused by defective tires? If so you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. If the tire manufacturer’s responsibility is proven, you may be entitled to compensation.

Chalik & Chalik has litigated numerous cases involving defective tires and other dangerous products. Call (855) 971-1662 to schedule a free case evaluation, or use our contact form.

To prove liability, it is important to have industry experts who will testify that the tire is defective and that the defect was the cause of the accident. We will perform an investigation to help you recover financial compensation for your injury.

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If you have a tire injury case, you have an attorney at Chalik & Chalik. Never pay a fee unless you win.

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