Walmart must pay a $ 4 million judgment flowing from a jury verdict in Alabama recently. A woman was left paralyzed following an automobile accident caused when the tread on the tire of her Ford Expedition separated, causing her SUV to flip into the median on Interstate 85.
Often overlooked, tire stores and auto maintenance shops can also be responsible for injuries or deaths caused in tire failure accidents. Recognizing the signs of a developing tread separation, warning a customer of signs of separation, and notifying a customer that their vehicle is operating on a recalled or dangerously defective tire are things tire shops can do to avert serious accidents causing serious injury or death to unsuspecting motorists. These opportunities to prevent tragic accidents are often missed leading to potential legal liability of the shop owners and operators.
If you or a loved one have been injured by any dangerous or defective product, you need an experienced products liability lawyer. At CGWC, we have extensive experience litigating claims of product liability.