Marietta Car Accident Lawyer
Located about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Marietta is one of the most well-known and beloved cities in the state of Georgia. The city has a rich history dating back to the early 1830’s and is home to six historic districts, some of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Marietta is home to approximately 56,579 residents, many of whom are families with young children.
Unfortunately, car accidents caused by tire defects and other mechanical problems are not uncommon in the area. Although tire manufacturers and sellers can be held liable for injuries caused by their negligence, filing a claim can be difficult and time-consuming, so if you were injured in an accident that was the result of a defective tire, it is critical to contact an experienced Marietta car accident lawyer who can help you seek compensation for your losses.The Dangers of Defective Tires
Most people do not realize that car crashes caused by defective tires occur on a regular basis. In fact, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that as many as 33,000 defect-related accidents occur every year. These statistics are alarming because tire defects tend to result in especially serious accidents. This is largely due to the fact that tire defects are much more likely to result in a loss of control and a subsequent rollover and are also notoriously difficult to detect. While mechanics can and do catch some of these problems, many inspections only involve checking for proper inflation and ensuring that the depth of the tread is deep enough. Unfortunately, these types of visual inspections are sometimes not enough to avoid an accident.Tread Separation
There are a number of types of defects that can result in serious accidents, however, tread belt separation is one of the most common and dangerous. Tread separation occurs when the tread of a tire separates from the casing, leading to a blowout. These problems are often the result of manufacturer error, which could include inadequate quality control or a failure to use proper adhesion methods. Tread separation is especially dangerous on rear tires, as it can cause a car to slide sideways and eventually rollover. Rollovers often result in extremely severe injuries, so if you were involved in a car accident because of a tire defect, it is important to call a car accident attorney serving Marietta as soon as possible.Calculating Tire Age
Some tire manufacturers state that newly produced tires have a lifespan of around six years from the date of manufacture. However, this same lifespan applies even if the tire was unused prior to its sale. To help drivers check tire age, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires manufacturers to include a label on each tire with specific identifying letters and numbers that indicate the week and year that the tire was produced.Contact an Experienced Marietta Car Accident Lawyer Today
To speak with a car accident attorney in Marietta, please call the Angell Law Firm at (770) 217-4954 today. We are also happy to make both hospital and home visits for clients who are unable to travel.