$3.1 million settlement: failure to diagnose meningitis in an infant resulting in severe brain damage and death. We represented a healthy little African American child whose grandmother took her to the local clinic because of a fever and a rash. The grandmother was told that the baby was “teething” and was given pain medicine and medicine to numb her gums. No one tested the baby for an infection, which they should have especially due to the rash, which was a classic sign of a bacterial infection. That night when she went to bed, her fever spiked to 105 degrees and.
When tires fail on the road, the results are usually minor, but not always. A tire blowout can be life-altering or even fatal. For example, accident testing shows that a rear tire failure at high speed is virtually impossible to control.
People believe they can handle a tire blowout until it happens to them. That's when the tire company needs to be held accountable. Americans drive three trillion miles a year, and they rely on their tires every inch of the way. Our Philadelphia lawyers at The Beasley Firm represent the victims of accidents caused by tire manufacturers who put profits over consumer safety. Our attorneys are tough and knowledgeable, with over $2 billion awarded since 1958.
We have handled cases against all the major tire manufacturers, including:
If you have been in an accident and suspect that any of the below tire defects were to blame, consult with an attorney immediately:
Nobody thinks much about their tires. You fill them with air, change them when they are flat, rotate them, and replace them when you can see all of Lincoln's head on a penny. Even the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn't tell vehicle owners to do much more than check tire pressure and ensure basic maintenance such as balancing and alignment.
But tires are much more vulnerable to problems than manufacturers will tell you. There is much more to tire safety than the public realizes. Every year, faulty tires are responsible for thousands of car accidents in Philadelphia and across the United States-some of them catastrophic or even fatal. Tire problems are magnified in vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as SUVs, trucks, and vans. In simulations, the NHTSA found that even a driver who is anticipating a tire blowout is usually unable to control the vehicle when it happens-particularly if it involves a rear tire.
If you or someone you loved was in a serious accident involving a tire failure, you need to do one important thing right now: Make sure the tires and vehicle are preserved. Call your insurance company. Call the police investigating the case. Call the towing service that took the vehicle. Call the junkyard. Whoever it is, call and make sure they keep the tire and the vehicle intact. Do not let them be sold or destroyed.
People involved in accidents that sound like tire failure frequently contact our attorneys at The Beasley Firm. In some cases, the police have already confirmed the accident was caused by tire failure. However, if we don't have the tire and vehicle itself, we won't be able to prove what really happened. Take action now to preserve that evidence. You can be quite sure the insurance companies, the tire companies, and the car companies aren't going to do it for you.
The two main causes of tire failure are:
Since 1958, The Beasley Firm has fought for the rights of injury victims and their families. Our Philadelphia product liability lawyers successfully handled hundreds of product liability cases involving the most serious injuries, including paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Our clients have been awarded in excess of $2 billion dollars since 1958.
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