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Product Attorney Rob Ammons Files Suit Against Cooper Tire and Auto Shop After Tire Causes Crash

Two young Florida women working for a non-profit provider of services to developmentally challenged individuals sustained serious and disfiguring injuries when a tire on their work van came apart on a highway. As a result of the sudden tire disablement, the van skidded across the traffic lanes and then rolled over.

The tire in question was a Cooper SRM II. In the lawsuit brought on behalf of the two injured women, The Ammons Law Firm claims the SRM II tire was defectively designed and manufactured by Cooper. Specifically, the tire was designed without certain safety features proven effective in preventing tire components like belts and tread from separating. Additionally, it is claimed in the lawsuit that inadequate materials and processes used in its manufacture prevented the tire from resisting fatigue. Rob Ammons also alleges in the lawsuit that the tire was marketed and sold without warnings about what happens to a tire as it ages or about its propensity to fail through separation of the tread from the carcass.

In addition to the tire’s manufacturer, an auto shop which performed automotive services – including inspection of the tires – on the van shortly before the accident, is included as a defendant in the lawsuit. Ammons alleges that the auto shop should have known that the tire in question was unsafe and was not serviceable, yet it failed to recommend that the tire be changed or taken out of service.

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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