|Product Liability Lawyer in Miami, Florida Area
Miami area personal injury and product liability attorney Ralph Patino has received national coverage on CNN, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, to name a few, for his work in successfully prosecuting multimillion -dollar claims against the country's largest automotive and tire manufacturers in deadly accidents involving sport utility vehicle (SUV) roll overs and crashes caused by defective tires or tire tread separations.
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Contact the product liability attorneys of Patino & Associates at 305-443-6163 to discuss your case. Read below for more information on our expertise in defective vehicles and tires.
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Rollovers
A "roll over" occurs when a sport utility vehicle, truck or automobile rolls over onto its side or roof during a car crash. The driver and/or passengers have a greater likelihood of being ejected from the vehicle when a rollover happens, resulting in high rates of serious injury or death.
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks are more likely to be involved in rollovers because of key design factors, including a higher center of gravity resulting from their greater ground clearance. Faulty tires on an SUV compounds the problem, putting the driver and passenger at an increased risk of death or catastrophic injury.
Tire Tread Separation
Millions of automobile and SUV tires have been recalled in the past ten years following consumer safety concerns over high accident rates in Florida and other states. For example, Bridgestone / Firestone, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of over 6.5 million radial tires on August 9, 2000. In May 2001, Ford Motor Company announced that it would replace up to 13 million Firestone tires.
Many factors can contribute to tire tread separation, including tire cracks, tire splits, defective manufacturing processes, inadequate quality control inspections, and inferior raw materials.
Personal injury and product liability attorney Ralph G. Patino has worked directly with families who have suffered a devastating loss following the wrongful death or catastrophic injury of a family member. He understands the pain and suffering caused in automobile accidents involving tire tread separations.
If we accept your case, all work is done on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no attorney fees or expenses unless the case is resolved in your favor.
Read more about our sport utility vehicle (SUV) roll over and tire tread separation cases on our verdicts and settlements page.
We Accept Attorney Referrals
There is no greater compliment than a referral from a fellow attorney. Your confidence in our expertise will be honored with the best possible representation in the case.
Patino & Associates offers attorney referral programs consistent with the Florida Bar regulations. Call our office at 305-443-6163 or complete our attorney referral form for more information.