Hurt by a Continental Tire
Continental tire blowouts have injured many Americans. A 147-year-old German-owned company, Continental AG, is known for its production of bikes, running shoes (Adidas), and vehicles. However, it also is known for a number of recalls. In 1987, the company was introduced into the North American market when they purchased General Tire. The company had a much smaller presence than some of its better-known competitors, such as Michelin and Bridgestone.
Willis Law Firm has a team of attorneys who specialize in tire defects. Over the years, they have taken on injury claims of negligent production practices from tire manufacturers. They have successfully litigated these injury claims involving both private and commercial vehicles. Anyone who has been received an injury due to faulty Continental tire manufacturing processes should immediately call the Willis Law Firm. Their team of expert tire defect attorneys will then quickly begin working on your claim.
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History of Continental Tire Recalls
It is interesting to note that the history of Continental tires includes many recalls of various tire models. When a recall occurs, the company has the responsibility of identifying, correcting, and replacing all faulty tires. This will be done with no additional cost to the owner of the tire.
Recent recalls include:
A total of 5,356 commercial vehicle tires (HA3 Conti Coach – size 315/80R22.5) were recalled because of a pressure loss from a sidewall issue. Even though Continental tire only produced just under 4000 of these tires in North America during 2018, the company recalled every tire to make sure that they properly passed inspection.
March 4-24 2018
655 tires (HS3 Conti Hybrid – size 11R22.5) were recalled because of potential blowouts from sudden pressure loss. The concern was that visible cords contained in the inner liner could cause the blowout. Semi-trucks by Cascadia were chiefly affected.
May 3-9 2015
14,567 tires (Lx20 Cross Contact – size P275/55R20 111S) were recalled because of a belt package that had inappropriate adhesion. The problem was rapid thread depletion and sidewall bursts. These particular tires were manufactured at the Mount Vernon, Illinois plant
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that any owner of these tires contact Continental tire for a free of charge replacement. However, Willis Law Firm should be contacted to begin a civil action suit if the recalled tires are responsible for any accidents that result in injury or death.
What You’re Entitled To
Willis Law Firm is serious about litigable offenses which include wrongful death, personal injury, or warranties not being honored. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has established safety standards for Continental AG to adhere to.
For anyone who has not been notified if their tires are listed in past or current recalls, please follow these steps.
- Investigate the Continental tire brand at the NHTSA database. Currently, the database contains more than 5580 different models.
- The recall information will come up after you have found your particular tire brand and model. Report this information to the customer service line at Continental.
- Continental tire will either direct you to a local retailer or provide you with a voucher for tire replacement.
Contact the Willis Law Firm for a Risk-Free Consultation
However, remember to call Willis Law Firm if the company if you have been involved in an injury because of a faulty recalled tire. A consumer should expect that when he properly inflates his tires they will provide him/her with a safe ride. The Willis law firm has been successful when seeking monetary and punitive damages against tire companies such as Continental.
A tire blowout accident lawyer can conduct an investigation and assist in determining who was at fault for the collision. We have helped many critically wounded clients nationwide recover money for amputations, asphyxiations, burn injuries, spinal cord injury, brain damage, death, and other catastrophic disabilities caused by tire blowouts. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. We’ve put in a lot of effort to get the best results for our clients, and we’ll do the same for you and your loved ones. Call us at 713-654-4040 or 1-800-883-9858 to tell us your story about your injuries from a Continental tire blowout.