BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturer Lawsuits
Much depends on the quality of manufacturing of our tires. When they blow out, particularly at high speeds, the ensuing accident can result in catastrophic injuries to the driver behind the wheel and other drivers on the road. The chance of the vehicle rolling over is quite high.
Any company that puts a product out there for use by the general public does with an implicit warranty that the product is safe to use. In other words, when a company makes a product and intends for that product to be used in a certain way, they are responsible when that product fails and causes injuries to other drivers.
If something like this has happened to you, contact the defective tire attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert. We have helped a number of injured parties recover damages from the often serious and permanent injuries they sustain during tire failure. In addition, we’ve helped families recover damages when their loved ones lost their lives in defective tire accidents. If a defective tire caused an accident that you were in—even if it wasn’t your tire that caused the accident, you can collect damages. Give us a call or contact us online for more information.
2015 BF Goodrich Tire Recall
In 2015, BF Goodrich recalled approximately 129,000 tires with over 100,000 of those sold in the U.S. These tires were fitted to larger vehicles such as full-size heavy-duty vans and transit vans, smaller RVs, one-ton trucks, and three-quarter ton trucks. BF Goodrich initiated the recall themselves and then reported the problem to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall was initiated after BF Goodrich discovered that cracks in the sidewall led to rapid deflation of the tire. Typically, a problem like this is attributed to irregular geometry on the inside of the tire. When pressure is exerted unevenly, this can create problems for the side wall.
2012 B Goodrich Tire Recall
In 2012, BF Goodrich initiated a voluntary recall of over 800,000 heavy-duty tires. These tires were mostly fitted to commercial trucks and heavy-duty vans. The tires were recalled amid reports that they suffered tread separation which caused rapid deflation of the tire (a blowout). Blowouts in large vehicles at high speeds seldom cause injuries that are limited to the individual behind the wheel.
Tire Liability Lawsuits
Tire liability lawsuits are filed under the theory of product liability. While the NHTSA has become much stricter with the standards that manufacturers must comply with in order to sell tires to the public, tire accidents and blowouts still happen. If you’ve ever seen a shredded tire on the road, then you’re probably looking at a tread separation.
The treads of a tire are attached to the body of the tire using steel belts. These belts can adhere safely to the tire, but if the manufacturing process cuts corners, the treads can separate along the belts. In addition, sidewall ruptures are common in larger tires.
Contact a Defective Tire Attorney
The office of Halpern, Santos & Pinkert has experience litigating defective tire lawsuits. If the proximate cause of an accident was a defective tire, the company that manufactured the tire is responsible to victims of the accident. Give us a call or contact us online for more information.