Many rollover accidents are caused by tire tread defects. These defects often cause the tire tread to separates and peel away from the rest of the tire. In such situations, the driver is left unable to control a vehicle’s direction and speed. Those who drive SUVs are especially vulnerable because those vehicles have a narrow wheelbase and high center of gravity. When these factors combine with a dangerous, defective tire, the results are often deadly.
However, even tires on passenger cars and vans have been found to have defects that make them unreasonably dangerous. Tire recalls have been issued for tires manufactured by Bridgestone, Cooper, Firestone, Michelin, Perelli, Goodyear, Yokohama, and others.
Crosley Law Firm attorneys are experienced in litigating cases involving defective tires and presenting those cases to a jury with maximum impact. Our attorneys go right to the scene of your accident to conduct a thorough investigation. We retrieve tire fragments and take photos that show how tread separation may have caused the crash. We work closely with law enforcement to preserve vital evidence.
Our attorneys have studied the complex technical issues that come into play for defective tire cases, and we have forged strategic relationships with experts in physics, engineering, design, and manufacturing who help juries understand that some crashes are not caused by the driver at all.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident where tire defects, tire failure, tire blowout, or tread separation is suspected, contact us immediately.