Since the Firestone tire recall of 2000, the public has learned just how dangerous the tires on our vehicles can really be. Rob Ammons of the Ammons Law Firm brought to the public’s awareness the potential dangers of badly manufactured or designed tires when he represented a number of plaintiffs with this issue.
Unfortunately tire manufacturer recalls are not uncommon. In fact, every major tire manufacturer—Ford Firestone, Uniroyal, Dunlop, and Cooper has issued recalls but sadly these recalls only come after a significant number of consumers had been injured or killed by defective tires.
The tire defect lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm are well versed in the what causes defective tires to separate and cause a crash. These defective tire accidents can become the direct cause of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
Tire Defect Lawyer Bennett Midlo Tells Fox News About Dangers of Aging Tires
Ammons Law Firm attorney Bennett Midlo recently appeared on Fox news to talk about the dangers of aging tires and how to determine if your tires are too old to drive on.
Midlo taught viewers to check the last two digits on their car tires stamped DOT number. Those numbers indicate the year of manufacture for the tires. Any tire over 6 years old is at great risk for tread separation and blowout because the rubber degrades due to exposure of oxygen.
Tire defect attorney Rob Ammons talks to CBS news about the importance of proper tire maintenance before families hit the road for Memorial Day
If you are the victim of an accident caused by a defective tire call one of our tire defect lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm.
Tire Recall Alert
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 127,183 Firestone FR380 tires, size P235/75R15 because of a potential safety defect.
The tires were manufactured between September 2007 and July 2008, and were produced with insufficient tread base gauge. Continued use of those tires may lead to vibration and groove cracking, while extended use could lead to tread distortion or tread separation and a loss of vehicle control.
Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: FIRESTONE / FR380 / P235/75R15
Production Dates: SEP 09, 2007 – JUL 02, 2008
Manufacturer: BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127183
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC (BATO) IS RECALLING 127,183 FIRESTONE FR380 TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2007 THROUGH JULY 2, 2008. THESE TIRES WERE PRODUCED WITH INSUFFICIENT TREAD BASE GAUGE.
Tire blowouts can occur for a number of reasons, including the following:
– Tire construction
– Tire manufacturing defects
– Tread separation (de-beading)
– Tire shredding
– Tire design defects
– Adhesion failures
– Tire Age
Our tire defect attorneys have successfully pursued over 100 tire defect cases against tire manufacturers. We have represented individuals in 18 states who have either lost a loved one or been injured due to a defect in a truck or auto tire, or a tire defect that causes an SUV rollover .
The tire defects attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have years of experience and expertise to help get you and your family the results that bring relief.
Past Tire Defects Case Results:
The tire defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm understand tire failures often happen at a high rate of speed when the blowout causes pieces of tire to wrap around the wheel, affecting the driver’s control of the vehicle. Vehicle occupants often suffer severe injury or death. Vehicles with a high center of gravity, like SUVs are also more likely to lead to rollovers when the defective tire blows.
When faced with a catastrophic accident caused by a tire defect call the tire defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm. Our tire defect experts will help determine who or what was responsible for the tire blowout that caused the serious injury or death and get you the help you deserve.
At The Ammons Law Firm, our years of experience representing individuals hurt because of tire defects means we know exactly how to properly prepare your case. Our tire defect attorneys work with our investigators and the latest technology to recreate accident scenerios to prove liability in court. Here is an example of some of our testing.
We have the experience, resources, and skill required to handle even large and complex tire defect cases. One of the most important tasks in working on tire defect casse is finding the right qualified experts. The tire defect lawyers at our law firm have the experience necessary to obtain the very best experts to testify about the defective products at trial. We build the best possible case for our clients by hiring the vey most qualified experts and investigators to help assemble evidence. Even if a case settles out of court, the work our attorneys have done for trial put them in the drivers seat and usually results in better settlements for our clients.
Our tire defect lawyers have a considerable background in tire litigation and have accumulated a wealth of information pertaining to tire defect cases. We have successfully handled tire litigation against nearly every major tire manufacturer, including tires made by: Firestone, Michelin, Continental Tire, Cooper Tire, Kumho Tire, General Tire, B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal and Titan Tire.
Rob Ammons was chosen to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the Ford/Firestone tire litigation.
Due to his work on tire defect cases, Rob Ammons has received the prestigious Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award from the American Association of Justice. This award was bestowed on Rob Ammons in recognition of his contribution toward a safer, more just America by investigating and gathering evidence pertaining to tire belt separation and vehicle rollovers in Firestone Tire and Ford Explorer cases.
Rob Ammons Talks to NBC News About Tire Defects.
Rob Ammons Talks to NBC News About Tire Detreads and SUV Rollovers.