"I would like to thank you all, for all your help in our case on behalf of my family and myself, ya'll did a great job and are great persons! Thank You"
"I just want to thank you for all the hard work on my case. The case moved efficiently and everyone involved made sure my every need was met. I do want to say that Anjali Nigam was one of the best advocates I had. She was perfect in every aspect. I have a new lease on life now because of what you and The Ammons Law Firm achieved for me. Thank you, that’s all I have to try and explain how grateful I am. Thank you for fighting as hard as I fought to stay alive. – God Bless!"
"Thank you very much for all the work that you did on our behalf. I really appreciate everything that you all did, as well as your professionalism and the timely manner in which you got things done.
Also, please give our thanks to your staff who were so helpful when we had questions! If we have need of your services or if we know anyone else who does anytime in the future, we will certainly give you a call! Thank you again for everything."
"A little over two years ago I received a telephone call that all parents dread to hear. The person on the other line simply said, “Your daughter has been in an accident”. Well here I was 1500 miles away from her , trying to absorb the rest of the conversation, trying to stay focused enough to get the details. Shortly after I arrived in Texas my lovely daughter of 38 years passed away from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.
I won’t continue this story, however what I will say is, when things calmed down a little, I knew I must become a voice for my daughter. Though a chain of events our family was introduced to the Ammons Law Firm of Houston, Texas.
From the first initial contact with Mr. Robert Ammons and his staff, I hung up the telephone feeling as if I and my family were in good hands. We had constant contact from Ohio to Texas via the telephone and the computer for two years. The staff made all the arrangements anytime I had to fly to Texas and made sure I had comfortable accommodations while I was there.
My family and I were kept abreast of the progress for our case on a regular basis. Anytime I had any questions, the staff was polite, informative, and punctual with the answers.
I am very satisfied with the level of concern and commitment Mr. Ammons and his staff displayed from the beginning to the conclusion of our association.
I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who might be seeking one.
Thank You Mr. Ammons and your staff."
-Candee P., Former client
Mineral Wells, Tx
"I was totally happy with Rob Ammons and the lawyers at the Ammons Law Firm. Rob Ammons went the extra mile. I am beside myself. I feel so good with the settlement they obtained."
-Christopher R., Former Client
Mt. Belvieu, Tx
-Monica S., Former Client
Miami Gardens, Fl
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Release dateline: May 22, 2015
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Release dateline: May 13, 2015
Victory for Family of Phoenix Police Detective Killed by F250's Collapsing Roof
Release dateline: April 27, 2015
Honda and Takata Compensate Woman Injured by Exploding Recalled Air Bag
Release dateline: April 7, 2015
Victims of Uncrashworthy Pickup Compensated by GM and Dealership
Release dateline: March 17, 2015
Workers Injured in Explosion Win Compensation
Release dateline: March 6, 2015
Suit Filed Against U.P.S.
Release dateline: February 24, 2015
Cooper Tire Compensates Four Injured in Tread Separation Rollover
Release dateline: February 18, 2015
Goodrich Tire Failure on Ford F250 Pickup Kills Retired Schoolteacher
Release dateline: February 9, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Pays for Fatal Crash
Release dateline: February 2, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. After Tread Separation Causes Fatal Crash
Release dateline: January 27, 2015
Michelin and Ford Compensate Heirs of Rollover Victim
Release dateline: January 20, 2015
Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Ford Sued For Fatal Rollover
Release dateline: January 12, 2015
Defective Product Attorney Rob Ammons Files Suit Against Chrysler After Fatal Crash
Release dateline: January 5, 2015
With the summer months upon us one of the main concerns drivers should have is for their tires. When tires fail, the result can be devastating injury and even death. The most common results of a high speed tire failure include rollovers , collisions, loss of vehicle control and post collision fires.
Tires can fail for a vast number of reasons including:
Checking for Uneven Tire Tread Wear
Tires are built with wear bars (flat spots) that can be found in the tread grooves. These wear bars are there to visually indicate wear. If the tire tread is worn down so the flat spots are flush with the surrounding tread, this indicates the tire is worn out and should be immediately replaced. If cords are showing through the rubber, the tire is not only unsafe to drive on but most likely on the verge of failure. If a tire has bulges, deep cracks or the tread is separating from the casing this can also indicate impending failure.
Tread wear is most easily measured by using a penny. Place the penny with Lincoln's head upside down in a groove between the treads. If you can't see the top of Lincoln's lead, the tire is okay and still has some wear left in it. If the top of Lincoln's head is flush with the tread, the tread depth is 2/32-inch (1.6mm) or less, indicating the tire is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Some experts now say the same test should now be done with a quarter. If the top of Washington's head is flush with the tread when you place a quarter upside down in a groove, the tread depth is 4/32-inch (3.2mm). Though the tire still has some tread wear left, braking, traction and handling are significantly reduced compared to a tire with more tread on it.
Because of this, many experts now recommend replacing tires when the tread depth is worn down to 4/32-inch or less.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association , explains tire expiration dates may be hard to determine because there are numerous factors that can affect tire aging.
Many tire experts believe printed tire expiration dates would be worthwhile. Tire manufacturers worry consumers won't pay any attention to an expiration warning anyway and would not replace old tires with new ones. The concern among industry insuders is that people may think the tire industry is trying to pressure the public into buying more tires by stamping an expiration date on them.
Tire makers say expiration dates would complicate their distribution systems because new tires often sit on shelves for two years or more. Tire industry manufacterers say tires vary in chemical makeup, so one expiration date would not fit all tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says additional research is needed to come up with an appropriate aging test for tires.Translating Tire Date Codes
What's the best way to determine the age of the tires on your vehicle? Look at the last group of digits in the DOT manufature code on the sidewall of your tire, these numbers indicate the date of manufacture. The number usually is stamped in a recessed rectangle. This DOT code indicates the tire manufacterer, the tire's date of manufacture and place of origin. The last group of digits in the code is the date code that tells when the tire was made.
Before 2000, the date code had three digits. Since 2000, it has had four. The first two digits are the week of the year (01 = the first week of January). The third digit (for tires made before 2000) is the year (1 = 1991). For most tires made after 2000, the third and fourth digits are the year (04 = 2004).
The date of manufacture is essential information for car owners and tire buyers because tires deteriorate even if they are not used. European automobile manufacturers recommend replacing ANY tire that is more than six (6) years old, including the spare tire. No such recommendations have yet been made by domestic vehicle manufacturers.
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Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas. The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects , oil rig explosions , truck accidents , plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death , post-collision fires , seat belt defects, airbag defects , SUV rollovers and workplace accident injury.
How To Read A Tire Sidewall