When unexplained tire failures occur it can be as a result of a design or manufacturing defect in the tire itself.
Alton, IL (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Illinois personal injury lawyers at SL Chapman are citing a recent motorcycle wreck in Madison County, IL as a warning for bike riders everywhere. On Monday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, a Worden, IL couple were seriously injured when the rear tire of the Harley Davidson motorcycle they were riding blew out on I-64 near Mascoutah, according to Illinois State Police reports. Similar unexpected tire-blowouts on motorcycles and automobiles have been reported throughout the country. Brad Lakin, founding partner of SL Chapman explained, ”When unexplained tire failures occur it can be as a result of a design or manufacturing defect in the tire itself.”
In a current case, Lakin represents an individual who was riding a motorcycle when another rider’s tire blew out, swerved and hit Lakin’s client. His client was thrown from the bike, that was traveling around 50mph at the time, and sustained devastating injuries, including serious trauma to his head, neck and back, as well as causing him to lose his hearing in one ear. The motorcycle lawsuit against entities of Pirelli and Yamaha is currently pending in Federal Court in the Southern District of Illinois (Case # 11-824-GPM).
The team of car and motorcycle accident attorneys at SL Chapman LLC has secured over $700 million in verdicts, settlements and other awards on behalf of their clients. The firm has offices in Alton, IL, St. Louis and Phoenix. Partners at the firm have received accolades including Super Laywers, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Milions and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.