Goodrich Tire Failure on Ford F250 Pickup Kills Retired Schoolteacher

On a Texas highway, a 62-year-old retired schoolteacher was killed in a head-on collision.

The collision occurred when the tread of a tire on an oncoming Ford F250 Super Duty pickup separated from its carcass, causing the vehicle’s driver to lose control, cross the highway’s centerline and hit the woman’s SUV. The woman died at the scene.

In the lawsuit brought on behalf of the woman’s husband and children, Rob Ammons claims the BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain tire was defectively designed and manufactured by Michelin North America, Inc. The specific allegations against Michelin include that it built the tire using materials that did not contain enough of the chemicals used to prevent premature aging of the tire’s components and that the tire was designed without known tread separation countermeasure features. The tire’s resulting condition made it highly susceptible to failure through tread separation.

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.