What are Some of the Common Tire Defects in Dallas?
- April 23, 2013
- Vehicle Defects
We ride in our vehicles every day with the A/C on and music loud, with no worries or cares. We take for granted all the components of the vehicle that can go wrong. One of the easiest parts of the vehicle to take for granted is the tires. When something with the tires go wrong, it can lead to serious injury or even death.
One of the ways a tire can go bad is if it is defective. Many major tire manufacturers have recalled tires at some point. Unfortunately, many of these recalls were in response to someone’s death or severe injury due to these defective tires. Some of the common tire defects in Dallas are:
- Tread separation — The tread of a tire should never separate from the body of the tire. When the tread does separate, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In many instances, the vehicle will roll over, causing severe injuries or death to the driver or passengers.
- Blowout – Due to a blowout, a driver may overcorrect or lose control of the vehicle. While there can be other causes, defects in the design or manufacture of the tire can create a tire that is subject to a blowout.
- Cracked valve – Defective valve stems can lead to underinflated tires. When tires are underinflated, there is greater wear on the edges of the tire. This can accelerate tire tread separation and/or blowout.
Simple defects can lead to great bodily harm. For those injured in a Dallas defective motor vehicle accident, it is important to know compensation may be available. Contact a Texas motor vehicle defect attorney at Guajardo & Marks for a free consultation.