On behalf of the Estate and sons of a 49-year-old man, The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Cooper Tire and Mazda. The man was the belted driver of a B2300 pickup truck when the vehicle's right rear tire experienced a tread separation failure which sent the pickup off the roadway's main lanes and into the median where it struck a tree. The man was fatally injured in the crash.
The tire that failed was a Definity EX600 designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire. In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the tire was defective in both design and manufacture. Specifically, it is alleged that the manner in which the tire was built made it weak and unreasonably dangerous for its intended use. It is also claimed in the lawsuit that the tire's design lacked belt edge gum strips and/or a full nylon cap ply, known safety features that serve to reduce the incidence of tread separation failures.
Allegations against Mazda, the manufacturer of the B2300 pickup, focus on the inadequacy of the vehicle's handling characteristics which make the vehicle more susceptible than it should be to loss of directional control and oversteer in the event of a rear tire disablement.
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.