Auto Defect & Tire Defect Lawyers in Texas

Every year, countless injuries or deaths occur in a car wreck, not because of an irresponsible driver, but because of a manufacturer’s defect. More than 86.3 million vehicle recalls were issued in 2015 due to defective parts.

If you’ve suffered from a serious injury in a car wreck, it may not be your fault. Please contact an auto defect lawyer in Longview, TX to discuss your case. If the crash was caused by a tire blowout or tire failure, the tire manufacturer may be at fault, and you may be owed significant compensation.

Types Of Cases Our Defective Car Lawyers Help With

Every major car accident case should be evaluated to determine if something about the vehicle contributed to a catastrophic injury or death.

Tires:

Since the first tire recall from Firestone/Ford Motor Company of 6.5 million Wilderness AT tires on August 9th of 2000, there have been countless stories about wrecks caused by defective tires — and it isn't just from one manufacturer. Defective tires from many different companies cause wrecks resulting in injury or death daily.

Tires can fail, causing a wreck due to defects or simply because of their age, even if the tire has good tread or looks new. Many consumers are unaware of the dangers of aged tires.

Common tire defects include:

  • Tread separation
  • Tread and steel belt separation
  • Faulty puncture repair
  • Tires that do not fit the vehicle
  • Retread failure
  • Other manufacturing defects

Have you or someone you love been injured in a car crash? If you have any reasons at all to suspect the tires may be to blame, please call the tire defect lawyers at the Patton, Nix, and Young Law Firm.

We have successfully fought some of the largest tire manufacturers in the world and won significant settlements on behalf of our clients.Our goal is to help you get restitution. 

Vehicle Rollover/Roof Crush:

In 2019, over 28% (6,358) of vehicle deaths occurred because of rollovers with a resulting roof crush. ESC (Electronic Stability Control), which prevents most rollovers, has only been required for new cars since 2011. Because many vehicles manufactured before 2011 still drive the highways daily, they pose a serious safety threat to the occupants and other drivers on the road.

In addition, there are devastating injuries from failed Restraint Systems (the three-point seat belt) and Defective Child Restraints, especially during a rollover.

Also, occupants are often ejected because of the failure of Door Latches and vehicles which are not manufactured with laminated safety glass on side windows.

The vehicle safety standard for rollover testing used to be that vehicles’ roofs must have the strength to endure up to 1.5 times the vehicle’s full weight. However, in 2009 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) increased the roof strength requirement to ensure roofs can withstand up to 3 times their weight in the event of a rollover.

Still, roof collapse happens, and when it does, it is extremely dangerous for vehicle occupants. If you’ve been injured, or if a family member has died in a roof crush accident, please call our roof crush lawyers today.

ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Rollovers:

ATVs are promoted, advertised, manufactured, and sold to be used and driven on all sorts of terrain. However, many still have unsafe and dangerous designs, which can lead to rollovers and devastating injuries. The problems with many ATVs include the lack of a seat belt, the high center of gravity, and the small size of the tires, which can allow the ATV to roll over even on flat surfaces.

If you have suffered a serious injury in a wreck or ATV accident or rollover, you should seek the advice of an attorney that is recognized for his experience and expertise in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Contact us today to speak with a Board Certified Specialist. We want to help you.

Vehicle Fires:

In 2019, more than 189,500 vehicle fires occurred on the highway, resulting in many burn injuries and deaths.

Fires can be the result of a defective or poorly designed fuel system.

When an injury occurs because of a vehicle fire, our vehicle defect lawyers can help you understand whether your case should be investigated as a product liability lawsuit. Call us today to schedule an appointment at no cost to you.

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A car crash is not always the fault of the driver. Defective vehicle components, auto manufacturing issues, or auto repair mistakes can lead to significant injuries. Our team of car recall lawyers, defective car repair lawyers, and auto defect lawyers is here to help.

Contact us today to find out if you are owed compensation for your injuries. We look forward to serving you.