Tire Tread Separation Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
The most dangerous type of tire defect is premature tread separation. When the tread separates from the tire, the entire tire falls apart and a blowout is bound to occur. If this occurs when the vehicle is driving at a high speed or on a curved road, the driver can lose control of the vehicle and sustain a serious accident. Tire manufacturer design flaws and defects can cause premature tread separation and have been responsible for hundreds of deaths over the years. Anyone who has lost a loved one or was inured due to a defective tire accident may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer for damages.
Tire tread separation is a common cause of tire failure. It happens from normal wear and tear as the tire reaches the end of its lifespan or if the tire sustained damage from other elements. Poor air pressure, impact damage or misuse can cause premature tread separation. However, when a tire falls apart under normal use and within its expected lifespan, it can be due to a manufacturing defect. This has been a common problem over several decades and the reason for multi million-dollar lawsuits against tire manufacturers.
Dangers of Tire Tread Separation Blowouts
Unexpected tire tread separation can be caused by poor manufacturing. Tires are made with several layers. If any step is missed or completed incorrectly, the layers can come apart under heat or friction. Tire tread separation from a defect can occur at any time, causing the tread to fall apart and expose the weaker core of the tire. This can result in a tire blowout, making the vehicle difficult to control. Rollover and collision accidents can be caused by a sudden tire blowout, putting the driver and passengers in the car at risk, as well as causing multiple-vehicle crashes.
Tire tread separation caused by manufacturing defects can be extremely dangerous. If you or a family member have been injured due to a vehicle crash caused by a defective tire blowout, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today to discuss your legal options.