Cooper Tire Pays After Tread Separation Causes Texas Rollover
Four grievously injured occupants of a family’s pickup will be compensated by Cooper Tire after Rob Ammons negotiated the resolution of their personal injury claims. The family’s 2001 Ford F150 pickup was traveling at highway speeds in Caldwell County, Texas when its left rear tire experienced a tread separation failure, causing the pickup to leave the roadway and roll over. The passengers – two adults and two minor children – sustained multiple injuries.
The tire that failed was a Futura Dakota H/T Rob Ammons claims was defective because it was designed by Cooper Tire without safety features that have been shown to be effective countermeasures to tread separations and was manufactured in a manner that did not achieve proper bonding of the tire’s components.
The minors suffered traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries that have thus far cost over $3 Million to treat. One adult suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury which has rendered him quadriplegic while the other adult suffered a spinal fracture and a mild brain injury. Nearly a million dollars in past medical expenses have been incurred by these adults, and the spinal cord injured victims will require a combined additional $19 Million to take care of their future medical and life care needs.
The Ammons Law Firm has a nationwide personal injury practice focusing on tire defects, truck accidents, rollovers, consumer protection and product liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, air bag defects and plant explosions.