Defective tires are a larger cause of accidents on our roadways than many people realize. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), each year defective tires lead to:
- 11,000 accidents
- 6,361 injuries
- 195 deaths
Tire blowouts come unexpectedly in most cases and cause the driver loss of control of the vehicle, often leading to rollover crashes. Flaws in the system for recalls leave many dangerous tires on the road each year. The system in place for recalled tires is not as sophisticated as the one available for recalled vehicles where you can check online to see if your vehicle has been recalled.
Watch this video from CBS News for more details on what federal investigators plan to do and one woman's story of how defective tires altered her life.
At The Gilbert Law Group, we are committed to helping victims that have been injured by defective tires. Call the experienced product defect attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group at (888) 711-5947 today for your consultation. We protect consumers nationwide.