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RV Tire Failure

RV (Recreational Vehicle) tire failure is causing a growing number of serious accidents. It is not surprising that there are a growing number of personal injury lawsuits that are linking tire failures in large RVs to serious and fatal accidents.

An RV is large and expensive. It is difficult to find parking and storage for an RV, and an RV is difficult to maneuver. In spite of these drawbacks, RVs are very popular in the United States.

Many people travel all over the United States in an RV because they enjoy traveling. An RV allows them to see the country while bringing all of the luxuries, home atmosphere and handiness right along with them. In addition to this, an RV is about adding a new dimension to a monotonous lifestyle.

The fact that RV tire failure is causing a growing number of serious accidents is a major concern. In fact, one of the most dangerous situations when driving an RV is tire failure.

What's wrong with RV tires?

The problem seems to be that many of the tires on RVs are too small and inadequate for the heavy load. A large RV usually seats six people and has a living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. It may also have granite countertops, ceramic floors and sections that slide-out which enlarges the RV during the time that it is parked at a campground. When you couple these heavy loads with the shifting of weight that goes on inside of an RV, the result is an excessive amount of pressure being placed on tires that are too small and inadequate for the load.

An example of this is the Goodyear G159 275/70 22.5 tire. This particular tire from Goodyear was neither tested or designed for an RV. However, RV manufacturers put this model tire on RVs from 1995 until 2004 because Goodyear recommended the tire for large RVs. This tire is still on the market and still on thousands of RVs in the United States, even though there have been recall and replacement programs by Goodyear.

Injuries from RV Accidents

When tire failure occurs on an RV, the consequences can be serious and deadly. Several serious injuries may result from an RV accident that is caused by tire failure. Some of these injuries include:

  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Suffocation
  • Internal injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Coma
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Fractures of the neck
  • Death

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries that were brought about by an RV accident that was caused by tire failure, you may be wondering what recourse you have. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an RV accident that was due to tire failure, you may be wondering who to hold accountable. You may not be sure who to bring a personal injury lawsuit against.

It is always a wise decision to contact a personal injury lawyer and seek his or her expert legal advice. A personal injury lawyer will explain your options and advise you on the best course of action to take.