While many of the accidents handled by the Ohio injury lawyers at the Charles Boyk Law Offices happen due to the negligence of a driver on the road, the liability isn’t always so cut and dry. Sometimes, it is possible for serious motor vehicle accidents to occur due to a malfunctioning product or mechanism on a vehicle, causing the car to function improperly. Just like collisions involving vehicles without any product or mechanical problems, often times significant personal injury and even death can result.
Such is the August 2011 case of 21-year-old Matthew Smile and 18-year-old Kerrybeth Hall, who was traveling back to Sul Ross State University. While driving down the highway, the treat on Smith’s Ford F-150’s front right tire came apart causing the truck to go on a side-skin and ultimately overturn.
Upon investigating this car accident, it was discovered that federal safety regulators have been seeing an increasing number in warranty and property damage claims for vehicles with Goodyear tires. Goodyear did release a statement saying that there are some tires that have experienced or may experience a partial tread area separation under severe usage conditions. Nonetheless, Goodyear is ultimately recalling the tires and intends on sending notices to customers by March 22nd, 2012.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident because of faulty Goodyear tires, your next step should be to contact a skilled Ohio car accident attorney. Not only can experienced legal counsel help you take on the difficult task of establishing liability, they can also assist victims in navigating the painful and complex process of filing an injury or if necessary, wrongful death claim. Don’t wait, explore your legal options today!