We Hold Tire Manufacturers Accountable For Tire Defects

Product liability is an area of civil tort law designed to protect consumers from being harmed by tainted or defective products. This category includes errors in the design and manufacture of vehicles — defects so serious that they can lead to catastrophic injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury. Many tragic wrongful death claims have also arisen as a result of defective auto parts, all because a manufacturer was negligent in its duty of care.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, our accident attorneys have a reputation for outstanding representation in the area of product liability and have achieved several successful settlements and verdicts for our clients. We pride ourselves on the fact that we represent only accident victims and their families, never insurers or companies that would rather not pay a claim despite a victim's rights or needs.

SUV Rollover Accidents

Approximately 11,000 people are killed every year in rollover crashes, which occur at a much higher rate for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) than for other types of vehicles. Government statistics from 2004 show that drivers and passengers in SUVs were nearly 11 percent more likely than those in other types of passenger vehicles to die in an auto accident. Although auto manufacturers are aware of this, they continue to market SUVs as safe and sturdy family vehicles.

Our attorneys have represented many victims of tragic SUV rollovers. We investigate the cause and determine if negligence was a factor. If a recall notice for the vehicle or vehicle parts was released, we look into whether the manufacturer took timely action or failed to file a notice altogether.

Defective Tires And Other Vehicle Defects

While federal law requires both passenger and commercial vehicles to be equipped with safe, functional tires, many new and used vehicles are sold with tires that do not have adequate tread or sidewall separation. They may even have fundamental design flaws or other types of vehicle defects, including:

  • Faulty air bags
  • Defective seat belts
  • Faulty wiring or software
  • Fuel tank defects

All of these can seriously jeopardize the safety of the vehicle and put everyone on the road at risk of an accident. The result of such negligence on the part of auto companies and dealers can be disastrous.

Our firm has handled numerous cases involving seriously injured victims. Our auto accident attorneys have the resources and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your motor vehicle accident claim and determine whether it involves product liability.

Make The Important Call Today

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, our lawyers are committed not only to representing victims of serious personal injuries, but also to influencing policy change on a local and national level. We advocate for tougher regulation of the auto industry while also seeking immediate compensation for victims of its negligence. By taking tough, aggressive action against auto companies and manufacturers, we send a strong message to the industry that will force better accountability to consumers.

For more information about our legal services or to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation, call 209-800-8971 or fill out this contact form to reach an experienced attorney at our Stockton, California, office.