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St Pete Drivers Beware – Is Your Vehicle Outfitted With These Tires?



Many car owners probably can’t tell you what tires they have on their vehicles. That’s because as long as the units are holding air and doing what they’re intended to do, there’s really no reason for them to. Meanwhile, other owners can rattle off every little detail about their rides, including the brand and size of its tires. Driving in Pinellas County and Florida’s Suncoast can be perilous enough, especially on busy roads like Tamiami Trail, Central Boulevard, I-75 or I-4, without the potential problems of defective tires.

It has come to our attention that there are particular tires on the market that have the potential to create safety issues. The products in question are Falken Pro G5 CSV tires in the sizes of:

235/65R17 104V
235/65R18 106V
245/50R20 102V
265/50R20 111V

The manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC, believes the tread base compound when the tires were created could have been insufficient due to an inadequate sulfur level. That means the tread base compound may not have cured properly. If that’s the case, eventually the tread can separate from the tire and create vehicle instability, which will increase the risk of a crash.

Therefore, make it a point to check your tires. If the ones installed were mentioned here, it is in your best interest to park your car and contact Sumitomo to see what steps to take to rectify the situation. Don’t put yourself or others in Venice in danger.

The Unfortunate Outcomes Of Car Crashes

Sometimes, property damage is the only thing to come from two cars colliding. On other occasions, those who participate in accidents get severely injured or killed in the incidents. But don’t worry. We do not expect you to merely take our word for it. These stats from the FLHSMV will help you see the unfortunate outcomes associated with wrecks.

According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 401,867 total car crashes across the Sunshine State in 2019. The research also reveals that 152,768 of the events were injury accidents that caused 236,753 injuries. In addition, Florida accounted for 2,951 fatal crashes, responsible for 3,185 fatalities in 2019.

Are You Entitled To Compensation?

Manufacturer’s liability is a legal concept that holds manufacturers and sellers liable for the harm caused by defective products. Therefore, if you’re severely hurt by a defective tire, you might have the grounds to seek compensation from the manufacturer. The winnings can be perfect for covering expensive recovery costs like testing, medications, and procedures.

For instance, as far as testing is concerned, multiple MRI scans may be needed to examine soft tissue or other injuries. Paying for one of them out of pocket can be challenging. That’s because research shows the average cost for a single scan is $2,000. So, seek compensation from a negligent manufacturer, if for nothing else, because you shouldn’t have to pay for high-dollar medical expenses when you did nothing wrong.

What about a loved one? Did they lose their life because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. No amount of restitution will ever make up for what your family lost. However, you may want to file a lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer to recover funding to help with final expenses like funeral costs. After all, a burial and funeral can run upwards of $5,000 these days, easy.

Are you ready to see if you have a legitimate compensation claim against a manufacturer or seller? Look no further than here. Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh and schedule a free case review with an accident lawyer today. They’ll be happy to help you determine the right course of action to take.

Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

St Pete Drivers Beware  – Is Your Vehicle Outfitted With These Tires?


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