Florida Tire Safety Tips
Tire Defects and Tire Recalls
Defective tires are a major concern of consumer safety advocates and industry watchdogs, who point to their involvement in numerous traffic accidents and fatalities. A defective tire can suddenly come apart at the treads or blow out, sending the vehicle spinning out of control.
In recent years, high-profile defective tire cases and the deadly car accidents attributed to defective tires have made news headlines. The Bridgestone Firestone mandatory tire recall in 2000 brought the issue of defective tires to the national public spotlight, when drivers of SUVs such as the Ford Explorer were hurt or killed in rollover accidents. Multiple lawsuits arose, pointing to the failure of the tires involved in those traffic accidents.
However the problem of defective tires and tire safety did not end with the Bridgestone Firestone recall in 2000. Tire recalls continue to be issued by manufacturers and dealers, and government safety and regulatory groups continue to investigate problems with tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues Monthly Recall Reports of all automotive product recalls, including tire recalls.
The Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik are knowledgeable about defective tire recalls and manufacturer and other third-party liability. We have helped clients who have been seriously injured in defective-tire car accidents gain the compensation they need to go on with their lives. We serve the people of Broward County, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, and all of South Florida.
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious traffic accident in Florida that may have been caused by defective tires, please contact the experienced Tire Defect Attorneys at Chalik & Chalik today. We also offer counsel to Spanish-speaking clients.