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Tire Defect Attorney Rob Ammons Sues Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. After Tread Separation Causes Fatal Crash

On behalf of the Estate and surviving mother and child of a 36-year-old Arizona woman killed in a rollover crash, The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. The woman was the right front passenger in an Explorer traveling at highway speeds when the vehicle’s left rear tire experienced a tread separation failure. The driver was unable to control the vehicle with the disabled tire, and the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The woman sustained multiple injuries that led to her death.

The tire that failed was a Trendsetter SE designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Mississippi. In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the tire was defective in both design and manufacture. Specifically, it is alleged that the tire was built using materials that were not chemically fortified to resist premature breakdown, that the internal components of the tire did not properly bond to each other during the manufacturing process, and that Cooper did not include in the tire’s design durability features proven to reduce the risk of a tire coming apart while in 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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