Anyone who has been involved in an auto accident caused by defective tires should be aware of their legal remedies. If you suffered injury or damage as a result of the auto accident, you may be able to pursue a claim against the tire manufacturer. Claims against tire manufacturers are complex and require proof of certain legal elements. Anyone who believes they may have a claim against a tire manufacturer should consult with an attorney to learn more about their options and the legal requirements.
What types of damages may be recovered?
An attorney with experience pursuing claims against tire manufacturers will be able to assess your situation and determine what types of damages you may pursue. The types of possible damages include compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Damage to your property
- Lost wages
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
What does a defective tire case involve?
In order to be successful in a claim against a tire manufacturer, you must be able to prove certain elements. This includes showing that there was in fact a defect with the tire and that the manufacturer should have been aware of the defect. This can be difficult to prove without the proper evidence and expert witnesses who can provide scientific and technical opinions. An attorney will know what type of evidence is needed to prove the elements and will be able to identify and hire expert witnesses on your behalf.
Before a case proceeds to trial, the parties exchange information about evidence and witnesses through the discovery process. An attorney may also obtain information from witnesses through use of questioning tactics such as depositions and interrogatories. Obtaining this information is essential to your case and may result in settlement offers.
Why is an attorney needed in a defective tire case?
The process of pursuing a claim against a tire manufacturer is complex, time consuming, and subject to court rules. Those who are unfamiliar with the process often find themselves overwhelmed. An attorney who knows the process can pursue the claim on your behalf, providing peace of mind and reducing stress. If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered damage caused by a defective tire, contact the Robles Law Firm at 405-232079980 to schedule a consultation.