Bridgestone tire recalls and related lawsuits demonstrate a manufacturer’s liability for tire failure and resultant accidents. If you use Bridgestone products and you were injured an auto accident caused by defective tires, you may have grounds to pursue a product liability claim. If you are able to successfully prove the tire manufacturer’s responsibility, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Chalik & Chalik has defended consumer interests in cases involving defective tires and other dangerous products. Learn more about the liability of tire manufacturer in such a case. Call (855) 971-1662 to schedule a free case evaluation, or use our contact form.
Manufacturer Liability for Accidents Related to Tire Defects
Companies like Bridgestone are legally and ethically obligated to design, create, market, sell and distribute products that comply with federal safety standards. If the manufacturer produces a product that contains tire defects, the results can be deadly.
In cases where an attorney can prove manufacturer liability, an injured party may be eligible for compensation in an injury claim or lawsuit. Compensation can address your accident-related losses, which may include:
- medical and hospital bills;
- lost wages (and loss of future income if your injuries resulted in permanent disability);
- and even pain and suffering.
In cases where defective Bridgestone tires cause an accident that lead to death, surviving family members may be eligible to pursue and recover wrongful death benefits.
Our attorneys can talk to you in greater detail about what it means for a tire manufacturer like Bridgestone to be found liable for your injuries stemming from the car accident. The injury attorneys at Chalik & Chalik also can partner with you to fully investigate the details of your case. We will work tirelessly to determine all legitimate avenues of liability and financial recovery in your potential claim.
A Look at Bridgestone Tire Recalls
Bridgestone Tires – and its parent company, which produces Firestone tires – has a history of defects, recalls, accidents, fatalities and lawsuits. The company has been forced to pay millions of dollars in injury lawsuits throughout the past decade. Among the most notable Bridgestone tire recalls and lawsuits are:
- A 2009 recall of motorcycle tires made for the 2008 and 2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring motorcycles. A defect in the tires’ inner lining caused a slow air leak, which could lead to tire blowout and loss of control;
- In 2003, Bridgestone and Firestone paid $26 million in a class action lawsuit stemming from a 6.5 million tire recall that led to numerous fatal car accidents and injuries; and
- In May 2008, Bridgestone faced a class-action lawsuit that claimed the manufacturer sold defective tires with a tendency for early wear.
These are just a few examples of Bridgestone’s tire recalls and the liability of tire manufacturers in the event of product failure. We stay up to date on the latest in consumer safety news and how it applies to our clients’ cases.