It goes without saying that reliable tires are crucial to a safe motor vehicle. However, there haven been many instances of defective tires on the market, perhaps most notably when Firestone tires caused many rollover accidents in Ford Explorers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), over 8,000 people are injured annually as a result of defective tires or other kinds of tire failure.
Tread separation is the leading cause of tire failure. Tread separation occurs when the rubber part of the tire separates from the steel part of the tire. This occurs when the rubber is attached incorrectly to the steel belts.
Tread separation has the potential to cause the driver to lose control of his or her vehicle and become seriously injured as a result. Rollover is the most common cause of accident that results from tread separation, but other kinds of accidents are not unheard of.
Although tread separation is the most common kind of tire defect, it is by no means to the only one.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective tire, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation, we believe you are entitled to just recompense for your injuries.