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Cooper Tire & Pep Boys Sued After Tread Separation

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. And Pep Boys Sued After Tread Separation Rollover Injures Four

On behalf of four California residents, The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Pep Boys. The four were headed out of town for a weekend trip on a clear, dry summer day in a Ford Explorer. As the vehicle traveled on a state road, its right rear tire came apart. The sudden tire failure caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and it rolled over. The friends sustained serious injuries in the rollover and were urgently transported to the hospital from the scene.

The tire that failed was a Futura Scrambler RVR designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for exclusive sale by Pep Boys. In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the tire was defectively designed and manufactured by Cooper. The allegations against the tire company include that Cooper failed to utilize designs, materials, and processes that would have made the tire stronger, more durable, and better able to resist tread separation. It is also claimed that Pep Boys sold the unsafe subject brand of tire despite knowing it lacked safety features that other tires sold by Pep Boys possessed.

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’s 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 negligence.

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