Tire Defects

We trust out tire manufacturers to offer us products that are safe, reliable, and free of defects. We drive on our tires almost every day without problems. But some are less fortunate. When there is a tire defect, a violent crash can occur. As a result, victims of tire defects are severely injured or even killed.

Tire manufacturers and the federal government have recalled billions of auto parts due to defects that make them unsafe. However, these recalls only occur after a considerable amount of consumers have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the defective product. Some tire manufacturers and designers know that their product is defective, but still continue to make the product and sell it to consumers. Other manufacturers and drivers knowingly continue to make and sell defective products even when a safer alternative is only slightly more expensive. Therefore, victims of tire defects need attorneys who will not only recover maximum compensation on their behalf, but will hold the tire manufacturers and designers accountable by forcing them to provide a safer product to the general public.

When a tire is defective a blowout will usually take place. This will happen very quickly, which often leaves the driver without a safe way to stop the vehicle. As a result, a vehicle may take a sharp turn, flip, and overturn multiple times. Passengers in vehicles that are involved in these types of crashes are likely to suffer catastrophic injury or death. High speeds also make tire defects especially dangerous. A tire can be defective and dangerous, and cause a blowout, in a number of ways, including:

  • Adhesion Failures
  • Aged Tires
  • Belt Separations
  • Mismatched Tires
  • Misplaced Tires
  • Tire Construction
  • Tire Design Defects
  • Tire Manufacturing Defects
  • Tire Shredding
  • Tire Tread Separation
  • Used Tires
  • Valve Stem Defects

The Kansas City tire defect attorneys at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm represent consumers who have the right to seek recourse through the courts. Our attorneys conduct a full investigation into the defective tire and the company that placed the tire in to the public for use. Although not a conclusive list, our attorneys will bring suits against some of the biggest tire manufacturers and designers including, Michelin, B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal, Kelly Springfield, Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper, Dunlap, and Continental.

There is not excuse for selling a defectively designed or manufactured tire. There is also no excuse for a manufacturer or designer to put their company’s profits ahead of the safety and trust of the consumers of their products. If you or a loved one has been injured, our attorneys will fight with you to recover maximum compensation and to hold the companies accountable that did not put your safety first. Catastrophic accidents can present severe and life-long difficulties to their victims who often face extremely expensive medical bills, the need for ongoing care and rehabilitation, missed time from work, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let our attorneys provide you with aggressive representation to seek compensation for your medical care, expenses, and trauma. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless we recover on your behalf. Call us today for a free consultation.