Tire Defect FAQ
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At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to experience an injury resulting from an auto accident due to defective tires. Knowing this, we have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions encountered by our tire defect litigation team in hopes that you will have the answers you need to take immediate legal action.
How much is my claim worth?
It is hard to estimate the worth of a claim without knowing all the details concerning the case. Factors such as the extent of the accident, the injuries sustained, the loss of earnings, and accident-related costs can all determine the worth of a claim. A better understanding of the potential worth of your claim could be gained by speaking with our tire defect attorneys.
Can I just try to settle with the tire manufacturing company myself?
It is highly advisable that you do not try settling or negotiating with a tire manufacturing company or their insurance representatives if you have been injured due to their defective tires. They may try to intimidate you into accepting the lowest amount of compensation possible or try to blame you for the accident.
Why should I file a claim?
If you have been injured in an accident related to defective tires-or simply suspect you have purchased defective tires-you need to take action by filing a claim as soon as possible. Filing a claim may allow you to obtain the monetary compensation you need to cover all the costs of your accident. Just as importantly, filing a claim will hold the responsible tire manufacturing company accountable, which may force them to issue a tire recall, which could save others from suffering because of an accident caused by a tire failure.
I bought some tires for my car. How can I tell if they are defective?
All tires are issued a 10-12 digit U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number, which is featured on one of the tire’s sidewalls. The last 3-4 digits of the full DOT number indicates the week and year that the tire was manufactured. If the DOT number indicates that the tire is more than six years old, it is at risk of failure. For more information, please visit our page about the signs of defective tires.
Why should I choose The Ammons Law Firm LLP to handle my case?
With more than 20 years of experience and $922 Million recovered in verdicts and settlements, our firm is known for providing unparalleled legal representation to tire defect victims all over the country. Our published theories regarding defective tires are used extensively by other law professionals and our counsel has been sought by many national news networks. Simply put, we know how to successfully defend the rights of our clients.
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If you have more questions about tire defects or how our firm can handle your case, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. We would be happy to review the details of your situation and recommend the next course of action during a free case evaluation.