Tire Tread Separation Caused by Manufacturer Defects
Tire tread separation is a serious problem in many tires that has the potential to cause severe injury and even death. Tread separation in tires occurs when the rubber tire tread separates from the inner casing of the tire. This results in a tire blowout, which may throw a vehicle so off balance that it rolls over. This is all the more common in vehicles with high centers of gravity like SUVs and vans. Sadly, one of the main causes of tire tread separation is defects that occur during the manufacturing of the tire.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident as a result of tire tread separation, it may be the tire manufacturer who is to blame. A skilled legal professional from the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you seek justice for your injuries and obtain the compensation you need. For a free consultation on your case, contact our offices today at 800-883-9858.
Tire tread defects have resulted in recalls in the past, including a massive Firestone recall of 14.4 million tires on Ford Explorers, one of the most rollover prone vehicles on the market. When it comes to manufacturing defects, the problems can be numerous. One of the most common issues occurs during the bonding process between the tread and the steel belt inside the tire. If the tire tread does not properly bond to the steel belt, it is likely that the tire will be dangerous to drive on. Unfortunately, this usually means that a tire failure is inevitable. Drivers often notice that their vehicle feels unstable when the defect begins causing tread separation, but unfortunately, accidents often occur before there is a chance to inspect the tire and replace it.
At the Willis Law Firm, our experienced team is committed to helping clients who have been victims of manufacturer negligence obtain the justice they deserve. Rollover accidents are often devastating, and victims are in need of financial compensation to pay for medical bills as well as numerous other losses. For more information on how we may be able to help, contact us today at 800-883-9858.