How Old Are Your Tires?
On September 26, 2009, our client, just 21 years old, was involved in a fatal accident when his tire separated while driving down an interstate. An investigation found that a Charleston tire retailer outfitted his vehicle with an improperly sized, 10 year and four month old tire, only one day prior to the accident. Joye Law Firm is representing this young man’s estate and has taken a special interest in tire safety since the tragedy.
Joye Law Firm’s attorneys found an ABC News hidden camera investigation exposing some of the nation’s leading tire retailers for selling tires up to 12 years old, as new. According to ABC, “research and tests show that as tires age, they begin to dry out and become potentially dangerous.”