When Michelin tires fail on the road, the resulting blowouts, detreading, sudden deflation, sidewall failure, tread losses, belt separations, and other tire problems can lead to devastating accidents – some of which might grievously injure or kill drivers, riders, or pedestrians. Although traveling at any speed with damaged or defective Michelin tires can be dangerous, you’re most vulnerable while on the highway, when the risk of rollovers, roof crushes, and wrecks increases. For anyone who has suffered because a Michelin tire caused an accident involving a serious injury or death, a good first step is to find out if there are grounds for a product liability or personal injury case. Willis Law Firm has over 30 years of experience in these suits, with the backing of a Stephen J. Sharp Award and Martindale-Hubble recognition. Schedule an appointment with us by calling us toll-free at 1-800-883-9858 or sending us an email.
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About Michelin Tires
One of the most iconic tire brands in the world thanks to its iconic “Michelin Man” mascot (actually named “Bibendum”), Michelin is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France – where it was originally founded. These days, it operates 67 production facilities in 17 countries around the world. Since 1988, the company’s North American headquarters has been located in Greenville, South Carolina.
Brief History of Michelin Tires
Michelin opened its doors in 1832, producing rubber balls and farm equipment. It quickly became France’s premier supplier of tires for casual and competitive cycling. When automobiles entered the scene, the company started making tires for those too. Services quickly spread into publishing, including the first Red Guide printed in 1900, as well as maps and a book on the joys of road trips. More than any other tire company, Michelin has become synonymous with travel culture and appreciating the wonders that journeys have to offer.
Michelin Product Liability Lawsuits
Willis Law Firm, recipient of a Steven J. Sharp Award and recognition by Martindale-Hubble, has over 30 years of experience representing individuals and families who have experienced serious injuries or losses because of a dangerous or defective Michelin tire accident. We’re here to help, with services that cover all steps in the personal injury process; this includes evidence procurement and investigations in addition to legal support. You can schedule your consultation with us by calling toll-free 1-800-883-9858, or by sending us an email.