Q: How can I tell if faulty tires played a key part in causing my Silver Spring car accident?
It’s no secret that top tire producers have had some serious issues with tire recalls in Maryland in the last few years. Common tire defects include:
- Tires literally falling apart at the treads
- Tires losing air much too rapidly
- Tires that are overheating and causing serious blowouts
- Tires that were inflated too much/little by the manufacturer
When tires fail to do their job on the road, the end result can be a serious Maryland auto accident that leaves you injured and questioning the reliability of auto manufacturers.
How do you know if your tires were the issue leading to your accident and resulting injury? If you filled out and returned the warranty card for your tires, then you should have been notified of any potential defects or recalls in that particular brand and batch of tires.
However, if you did not fill out the warranty card or suspect that you might have missed the memo on bad tires, you can check the recall lists yourself. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frequently puts out news releases on all auto recalls and offers consumers a link to Safe Car’s online search for all tire recalls.
If you already know your tires were bad at the time of your accident, you should talk to an experienced Silver Spring accident attorney who can educate you on your rights and options. You might be able to recoup damages from the tire manufacturer to help pay your medical bills. For a free consultation contact Nickelsporn and Lundin at 1-800-875-9700.