Defective tires can cause blowouts and flats that lead to serious and often deadly auto accidents. If a defective tire caused your recent crash in Dallas, talk to an attorney for free during a consultation at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. Our firm will help you understand Texas’ product liability laws and your rights as an injured consumer. We can help you get the most for your claim through aggressive settlement negotiation and litigation. Aaron A. Herbert is one of less than 2% of attorneys in Texas board-certified in personal injury trial law. Let us help you seek justice from a careless or negligent manufacturing company and shed light on the dangers of defective tires.
What to Do After a Defective Tire Accident
Defective tires can go bald or wear down faster than regular tires. They can show premature signs of deterioration, such as excessively worn tread, uneven wear, blisters, or bubbles. Tire defects can make them more easily prone to flats or blowouts. Both can make the driver lose control of the vehicle and could even cause the car to flip. In the past, tire defects such as tread separation have led to lawsuits against major tire companies, including Goodyear, Dunlop, and Michelin.
After a car accident in Dallas, stay calm and call for help. You must notify the police of your crash if it caused injuries, death, or more than $1,000 in property damage. Calling the police can help you receive an official record of the crash, which can be especially helpful as evidence in a single-vehicle collision or rollover. If you have a tire blowout, the police will make note of this on your crash report. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, the vehicle(s) involved, and of the blown or flat tire. If the tread has come off and is in the road, take a photo of this as well.
Get medical attention for your injuries. Keep copies of all medical documents and hospital bills. Call your vehicle insurance company and file a claim. Stick only to the facts of the accident when speaking to your insurer or that of another driver. Do not speculate about or admit to fault for the crash. Tell the insurance company you want to talk to an attorney before agreeing to a settlement or giving a recorded statement. Then, contact us at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. We offer cost-free case evaluations to every client.
Why Hire a Product Liability Attorney in Dallas?
When you think about a product liability lawsuit, you might imagine a daunting courtroom with a judge and full jury. You might associate personal injury suits with lengthy and expensive legal processes. With the right attorney, a lawsuit doesn’t have to mean any of these things. It simply means standing up for your rights and fighting for financial compensation for the harms that a defective tire caused you and your family. It means seeking justice in the face of a negligent, wanton, or criminal tire manufacturer.
Our team will start on your case right away, preserving evidence and analyzing your accident. We might consult vehicle recall lists, histories of similar accidents with the tire model, engineering experts, and others to get to the bottom of what caused your crash. If we suspect a defective tire, we know what steps to take to help prove your case. We can interview witnesses, get expert testimony, and take other steps to give your claim its best chance of a positive outcome. We can help you find out if a defective tire caused your accident.
Retaining Aaron A. Herbert or one of his associates can make the legal process easy on you during this difficult time. We can gather the appropriate documents and evidence, build a strong case against the tire manufacturer or other defendant, and take care of all the paperwork involved in filing your lawsuit. We’ll make sure you don’t miss Texas’ two-year filing deadline for product liability claims or other important filing requirements. Most importantly, we’ll stand by your side every step of your journey to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your claim. Contact us today to learn more.