The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone, was a pioneer in mass production of tires for automobiles. It soon manufactured its own line of radial tires during the 1960s to keep up with its competitors such as Michelin and Goodrich.
Unfortunately, because of a design defect in its radial, some Firestone tires were prone to tread separation problems. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were around 3000 injuries and as high as 250 deaths caused by this basic fault found in Firestone tires.
Soon after, millions of Firestone tires were recalled, all of which came from its Decantur, Illinois plant. This is considered as the biggest auto safety crisis in the country and the largest tire recall to date. However, it is not just Firestone but other tire manufacturers which also have had encountered similar tire tread or belt adhesion problems.
If you or your loved one has been seriously affected in an auto accident due to defective tires, whether you are using one of the recalled Firestone tire or any other brand, you may have the right to file a legal action. Under the law, the tire and auto manufacturers are both liable if the tires came as original equipment with newly acquired vehicles.
As one of the most highly regarded product liability law firms in Ohio, Oliver Law Office will make sure that your rights as a consumer are protected and will work on getting you full compensation for the damages, sufferings, and losses you have incurred due to a defective product.
Call Jami S. Oliver at (614) 220-9100 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.