First and foremost, tires are one of the most underrated pieces of safety equipment on your vehicle. You need to remember that each tire is supporting a quarter of the weight of your vehicle. That’s a lot of weight! So if any of your tires are defective or compromised, it can become a very dangerous situation quickly.
When a defective tire is recalled, it is usually initiated by the manufacturer in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If the manufacturer of the defective tire does not issue tire recall in a timely manner, they put individuals and families at risk of getting in a very serious car accident.
Our lawyers offer a free, no-obligation case review to anyone who has been in an accident where a tire is suspected of being at fault in the accident. Many times a consumer will not know if their tire has been recalled or is defective. Our lawyers can research this issue for you and let you know if you or your loved one has a case.
Types of Tire Recall Lawsuits Our Law Firm Handles
There are a number of reasons why a defective car or truck tire could cause an accident. Below is a list of just some our lawyers have seen in the past.
- Tire Tread Separation / Belt Separation (Goodyear Fortera recall)
- Tires could have cords that appear through the inner liner, which could cause a quick loss of air in the tires. (Continental recall)
- The tread may not be properly attached to the tire casing (Lee Schwab recall)
- Sudden air loss (Bridgestone / Firestone recall)
- Sidewall problems
It is important to also understand that sometimes the accident you or a loved one was in might have been caused by another vehicles defective tire. If this is the case, you should definitely contact our lawyers as quickly as possible so we can preserve evidence of the offending motorist’s vehicle or even large semi-truck.
Goodyear Fortera HL Tire Recall
On February 4, 2020, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recalled 3,721 Fortera HL tires due to reports that the tire may experience a belt separation. This tire recall affects Fortera HL tires, size P255/65R18.
Would you like to receive a new set of tires? Goodyear will notify owners and dealers that it will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 24, 2020. Owners may contact Goodyear customer service at 1-800-592-3267.
Questions About a Defective Tire Lawsuit? Contact a Johnson//Becker Lawyer for a Free Case Review.
Regardless of if your tire has actually been recalled yet; if you or a loved one has been in an accident where a tire is suspected of being at fault, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are currently accepting new defective tire lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.
We offer a Free Case Evaluation. Please contact us using the form below or by calling us at (800) 279-6386.
We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.