Denver Defective Tire Attorney
Colorado Defective Product Lawyer
We all know that there is risk associated with driving a car or truck on Colorado’s roads. We know that it is important to exercise caution and good judgment at all times, and that we should always expect a certain amount of the unexpected. What people don’t expect is to have an accident that is caused by a defect in the tires of their own car. Nevertheless, this exact situation arises in thousands of cases every year. Most defective tires fall under one of two categories.
Everyone is familiar with the concept of expiration dates for food. Meat, dairy products, and many other foods have expiration dates, and people generally know to check for these when purchasing perishable food items. However, many people don’t realize the negative impact that time has on rubber, and that in fact tires that have never been used can be unsafe if they are too old; tires that are more than six years old may be unsafe regardless of their appearance. In most cases, a tire retailer will not sell a tire that is too old, but this is not always the case. If you have an auto accident caused by a tire that you were sold long after its manufacture date, contact a Denver product liability attorney to discuss your options.
The other major cause of defective tires is tread separation. Most tires will allow your car or truck to carry you safely for thousands of miles, but you should always check your tires periodically for tread wear. In some cases, tires may have been poorly designed or manufactured, which may result in the layers of tread separating, or the tread separating from the shell of the tire. When a poorly designed or manufactured tire causes an accident, the manufacturer may be liable for the damage in the accident.
Product liability is a specialized area of law, and experience matters in pursuing product liability claims. If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by defective tires, you need to speak with a Denver product liability lawyer to ensure the protection of your rights. An important thing to remember about product liability claims is that, by pursuing legal action, not only are you protecting your own rights, but you may be starting a chain of events that could result in a product recall which will protect the safety of your neighbors as well.
Keith Fuicelli at the Denver personal injury law firm of Fuicelli and Lee is an experienced product liability attorney who will fight hard for your legal rights, and to recover compensation for any injury or financial loss that the defective tires caused. Keith believes in keeping an open and honest communication with a high level of personal service. For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Keith at (303)355-7202.